• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: Special Issue 1, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Tribological and Mechanical Characterization of Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites


Many researchers analyzed the wear characteristics and mechanical properties of Aluminium metal Metal Matrix Composites (AMMC) with Silicon Carbide (SiC) reinforcement however not abundant work has been reported on analyzing the wear characteristics of AMMC with pigment (TiO2 ) reinforcement material. A try is created to fabricate Metal Matrix Composite with metallic element as matrix material and TiO2 as reinforcement through stir casting methodology and to investigate the wear and tear and mechanical characteristics. Aluminium 6061 and variable weight fractions as 0.5, 1 and 1.5% of nanoTiO2 was fancied through the technique of Stir followed by Die Casting. Subsequent analysis on wear characteristics exploitation Pin on Disc and mechanical characteristics viz. Vickers micro hardness, tensile, compressive and surface roughness tests were carried out. The results showed improved wear and mechanical characteristics for 1% reinforcement material.
Keywords: Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites, Stir Casting, Titanium Dioxide, Mechanical characteristics, Wear


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