Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Materials Research Express
Source : Materials Research Express, 9(2), 020003, 2022.
Url : https://www.researchgate.net/publication/358489973_Microstructure_and_mechanical_characterisation_of_ZrO_2_reinforced_Ti6Al4V_metal_matrix_composites_by_powder_metallurgy_method
Keywords : titanium metal matrix composites, powder metallurgy method, microstructure and mechanical characterisation, ZrO2,mechanical properties
Campus : Chennai
School : School of Engineering
Center : Research & Projects
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Year : 2022
Abstract : This study investigated the mechanical and microstructural properties of ZrO 2 reinforced titanium metal matrix composites (TMMCs) fabricated using powder metallurgy. The base matrix of the Ti6Al4V alloy was reinforced with ZrO 2 at mixing proportions of different wt. percentage points at 0, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Microstructure evaluation was carried out to study the bonding characteristics of the matrix and reinforcement, and it was confirmed that the reinforcement was homogenously mixed with the base matrix. The objective is to study the effect of zirconia on mechanical properties such as hardness, compression strength and thermal expansion coefficiency of Ti6Al4V alloy. The hardness, compression strength, and shrinkage rate are increased with the increase of ZrO 2 . Finally, it was observed that, 6 wt. percentage of ZrO 2 reinforced composite showed better characteristics in that the hardness and compression strength were the highest among all the proportions used and the coefficient of thermal expansion was low. Due to these promising results, the fabricated ZrO 2 reinforced Ti6Al4V composite can be a potential material for structural, aerospace and automotive applications.
Cite this Research Publication : Haja Syeddu Masooth, P., Bharathiraja, G., Jayakumar, V., Palani, K., “Microstructure and Mechanical Characterisation of ZrO2 Reinforced Ti6Al4V Metal Matrix Composites by Powder Metallurgy Method”, Materials Research Express, 9(2), 020003, 2022.