Solidifying behavior and Characterization of Al (LM6) +SICP Metal Matrix Composites
S. Kayal, Rabindra Behera1, Pankaj Charan Jena2

1S. Kayal1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Academy of Technology, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
2Rabindra Behera, Central Workshop, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Odisha, India
3Pankaj Charan Jena*, Department of Production Engineering, Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology, Odisha, India.
Manuscript received on July 20, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 10, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 2397-2403 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: F8527088619/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F8527.088619
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Abstract: This paper presents the investigation of moderate properties of solidified Al (LM6)+SiCp metal matrix composite (AMMC). These AMMC is fabricated by considering five different parts of casting and different weight of SiCp for reinforcement. The SiCp wt. % is varied from 5 wt. % to 15 wt. % with a step size 5 %. During casting, temperature is measured using K-thermocouple and temperature vs. solidification curve is traced. These results are compared with the solidification results of Al (LM6) alloy. It is observed that the solidifying duration of AMMC increased as well as decreased liquid temperature by adding SiCp to it. The trend of the curve is also presented that the cooling rate and the duration of solidification are different for different part of casting. Mechanical property of the each five parts of casting is tabulated. It is observed from the properties that the mechanical properties of AMMC increased by increasing the wt. % of the reinforced particles Si Cp.
Keywords: LM6, SiC, AMMCs, Solidifying, Hardness, Tensile.