Characterization of As Cast and Heat Treated Aluminium 6061,Zircon Sand, Graphite Particulate Hybrid Composites
Gopi K.R1, Mohandas K.N2, Reddappa H.N3, M.R. Ramesh4
1Mr. Gopi K.R, M.Tech (MSE), Dept of Mechanical Engg, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.
2Mr. Mohandas K.N, Asst. Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engg, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.
3Mr. Reddappa H.N, Dept of Mechanical Engg, Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bangalore, India.
4Dr. M.R Ramesh, Associate Professor, Dept of Mechanical Engg, N.I.T.K, Surathkal, Bangalore, India.
Manuscript received on May 16, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on June 07, 2013. | Manuscript published on June 30, 2013. | PP: 340-344 | Volume-2, Issue-5, June 2013. | Retrieval Number: E1864062513/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The present investigation has been focused on the development of hybrid composite involving aluminium matrix reinforced with particulates of Zircon sand and graphite (produced by stir casting technique), the cast composites were tested for hardness, wear characteristics and the obtained properties were correlated with the microstructure. The results of the present investigation indicate that there is a considerable improvement in the hardness valves, microstructure and resistance for wear.
Keywords: Aluminium 6061, Zircon sand, Graphite.