Effect of Reinforcement, Load and Sliding Distance on Al-4.5%wt Copper Matrix Hybrid Composites
K.C. Anantha Padmanbham1, Mruthenjaya. M2, Darshan B.G3
1K.C. Anantha Padmanbham, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India.
2Dr. Mruthenjaya M, Department of Mechanical Engineering, JSS Academy of Teechnical Education, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India.
3Darshan B.G, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India.
Manuscript received on 09 February 2021 | Revised Manuscript received on 15 February 2021 | Manuscript Published on 23 February 2021 | PP: 1-6 | Volume-10 Issue-3S February 2021 | Retrieval Number: C100102103S21/21©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.C1001.02103S21
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Abstract: Aluminum is prospectively a significant material for tribological appliances for the reason that of its less density and superior thermal conductivity. However, aluminium by itself displays deprived tribological properties. Hence, the investigation of the tribological performance of aluminium based composite materials is flattering increasingly significant. Hence in the present research tribological behavior of Al-4.5%wt copper reinforced with varying percentage of zircon sand (2% -8% in increments of 2 %) with and without 2%wt graphite of hybrid composite samples prepared by friction stir casting technique.. To know the allocation of particles and bonding flanked by reinforcement with matrix, microstructure of the composites and base alloy were premeditated by means of “Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy”. The wear loss was computed employing pin on disc apparatus at room temp underneath dry sliding state. The investigation reveals that the wear rate of Al-4.5%wtCu alloy effected by composition, load and speed..
Keywords: Stir Casting, Weight Fraction, Optical Micrographs, Scanning Electron Microscope, Micro Hardness. Wear Rate.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials