Mechanical Behavior and Fractography of Al2218-Nano B4C Metal Composites
Vidyadhar Pujar1, Srinivas H K2, Madeva Nagaral3, V Auradi4
1Vidyadhar Pujar*, Research Scholar, Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Bangalore and Assistant Professor, Dept., of Mechanical Engineering, The Oxford College of Engineering, Bangalore, India. 
2Srinivas H K, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, SJBIT Bangalore, India. 
3Madeva Nagaral, Deputy Manager, Aircraft Research and Design Centre, HAL, Bangalore, India.
4V. Auradi, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, India.

Manuscript received on April 01, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 20, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 30, 2020. | PP: 2324-2328 | Volume-9 Issue-4, April 2020. | Retrieval Number: D7816049420/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.D7816.049420
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Abstract: : In the present examination, the mechanical properties of Al2218-nano B4C composites displayed. The composites containing 4 to 8 wt. % of nano boron carbide in ventures of 4 wt.% were readied utilizing liquid metallurgy method through stir casting. For every composite, fortification particles were preheated to a temperature of 400˚C and afterward added in ventures of two into the vortex of liquid Al2218 compound to improve the wettability and dispersion. Microstructural examination was carried out by SEM and elemental investigation was finished by EDS. XRD Analysis used to recognize the B4C phases in the Al grid. Density, tensile, compression and hardness tests were done to distinguish various properties of composites. The aftereffects of this investigation uncovered that as the weight % level of nano B4C particles were expanded, there was noteworthy increment in hardness, UTS, yield and compression strength of Al2218 amalgam composites. Further, there was slight drop in the density and malleability of the Al2218 amalgam composites when contrasted with the base. Tensile fractured surfaces analysis was conducted by using SEM
Keywords: Al2218 Alloy, Nano B4C particles, Stir Casting, Microstructure, Mechanical Behaviour, Fractography