Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 36, Pages: 1-10
Vikrant Rana1 *, Amit Singla1 and Amit Chauhan2
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Mohali, Punjab, India; [email protected]
2 Punjab University, Chandigarh, India; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Objectives: This paper includes the study of mechanical properties and microstructure characterization of aluminium alloy 63401 reinforced with alumina powder of different mesh size and different weight percentage. Methods: Fabrication of composite material is done by stir casting process because it is the cheapest way to fabricate mass samples. Different grain size of (149µm, 74µm, 37µm) and different weight percentage of (3%, 6%, 9%) have been used in this experiment. Findings: The tensile strength, impact strength and hardness of the composite material produced by reinforcing alumina powder increases with increase in the percentage of alumina powder and also vary with particle size of alumina powder. Applications: This type of composite material can be used in aerospace and automobile sectors.
Keywords: AL 63401, Alumina Powder, Stir Casting
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