Experimental Investigation on Mechanical Properties of Al 6061 Metal Matrix Composite Reinforced with Aloe Vera Powder
Ch. Hima Gireesh1, K.Ramji2

1Ch. Hima Gireesh, Asst. Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, GVP School of Engineering, Gayathri Vidya Parishad College for Degree & P.G. Courses, Visakhapatnam (A.P), India.
2K.Ramji, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Srikakulam (A.P), India.

Manuscript received on 18 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 April 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 April 2019 | PP: 1519-1522 | Volume-8 Issue-4, April 2019 | Retrieval Number: D6425048419/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: At present manufacturers are focusing towards the use of metal matrix composite materials instead of monolithic aluminium alloys in automotive , marine and aerospace applications as they have good power to heaviness proportion, elevated firmness, wear confrontation, ease of manufacture etc. However, despite considerable improvement in the growth of metal matrix compounds, it is still required to develop metal matrix composites with cost effective eco-friendly reinforcement materials. The powder form of a Aloe vera is a light weight material and low cost, non-harmful to environment. In the present work metal matrix composites are prepared with Al6061 as matrix material and Aloe vera gunpowder as strengthening fabric. Stir casting technique have been working in the present work to prepare the specimens of proposed complex. The specimens are equipped as per A.S.T.M values and tests have been conducted to discover mechanical characterization of the proposed combined. It is found that ultimate yield strength and hardness with Al6061-AV are enhanced slightly as compared to that of pure aluminums based metal matrix composite reinforced with AV powder (Al-AV). No significant difference between Al 6061-AV and Al-AV composites in respect of density, ultimate tensile strength and wear resistance. Therefore, Al 6061-AV composite is suitable for applications where less density with high yield strength and hardness are predominantly required.
Keywords: Al6061 Metal/Matrix Composites, Aloe-Vera-Powder, Mechanical Description, Stir Casting

Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design