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Synthesis and Characterization of Al-Zn-Mg alloy / Zircon Sand Reinforced Composites

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : Archives of Metallurgy and Materials .

Source : Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, Volume 63, Number 2, p.689-695 (2018)

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Keywords : Al-Zn-Mg alloy, Hardness, Microstructure, Tensile strength, Wear

Campus : Coimbatore

School : School of Engineering

Department : Mechanical Engineering

Verified : No

Year : 2018

Abstract : Aluminium based metal matrix composite (Al-MMC’s) are much popular in the field like automobile and aerospace industries, because of its ease of fabrication process and excellent mechanical properties. In this study, Al-Zn-Mg alloy composite reinforced with 3, 6 and 9 v % of zircon sand was synthesised by stir casting technique. The microstructure of the composites revealed uniform distribution of reinforced particles. Hardness, tensile strength and wear resistance of Al-Zn-Mg alloy/zircon sand composite were found to increase with increase in v % percentage of zircon sand. Scanning Electron Microscope analysis of wear tested sample surface of composites revealed no evidence of plastic deformation of matrix phase. Particle pulls out and abrasive wear was the common feature observed from all the composites.

Cite this Research Publication : S. Shalini, T. Satish Kumar, and K., K. Kumar, “Synthesis and Characterization of Al-Zn-Mg alloy / Zircon Sand Reinforced Composites”, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, vol. 63, pp. 689-695, 2018.

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