Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : International Journal of Materials Research,
Source : International Journal of Materials Research, Carl Hanser Verlag, Volume 111, Issue 8, p.639–644 (2020)
Url : https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.3139/146.111926/pdf
Keywords : Frictionstir processing, l6061, Microhardness, Tensile strength, Zirconium carbide particles
Campus : Coimbatore
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Year : 2020
Abstract : In the present study, Al6061/zirconium carbide surfacecomposites have been developed using the friction stirprocessing method. The volume fraction of the zirconiumcarbide particles was varied as 3 %, 6 % and 9 %. The de-veloped composites were characterized using optical mi-croscopy, X-ray diffraction and scanning electron micro-scopy. Micrographs revealed uniform distribution ofzirconium carbide particles, and addition of zirconiumcarbide particles was found to improve hardness and ten-sile properties of Al6061 alloy. Corresponding strength-ening mechanisms have been discussed and associatedwith the microstructural studies. Fractographic analysiswas found to show a reduction in ductility with increasein addition of zirconium carbide particles.
Cite this Research Publication : T. Satish Kumar, Sundarrajan, S., and Priyadharshini, G. Suganya, “Production and characterization of Al6061/zirconium carbide surface composites”, International Journal of Materials Research, vol. 111, no. 8, pp. 639–644, 2020.