Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: Special Issue 1, Pages: 1-6
K. R. Padmavathi1 * and R. Ramakrishnan2
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sathyabama University, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Jeppiaar Nagar – 600119, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
2 Department of Advanced Sports Training and Technology, Tamil Nadu Physical Education and Sports University, Melakottaiyur, Vengadamangalam, Chennai – 600127, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
*Author for correspondence
Department of Mechanical Engineering
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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