Mechanical behavior of A356 matrix nanocomposites fabricated using two step mixing via stir casting technique

Alam, M.T. and Ansari, A.H. (2017) Mechanical behavior of A356 matrix nanocomposites fabricated using two step mixing via stir casting technique. 2017 International Conference on Advances in Mechanical, Industrial, Automation and Management Systems, AMIAMS 2017 - Proceedings. pp. 196-201.

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In this work an investigation of compressive strength and forgeability behavior have been made to explore the effect of SiC nano particles on A356 alloy matrix for the development of A356/SiC nanocomposites using two step mixing through stir casting technique. A356 alloy ingot was selected as a matrix and AFP+SiCn (99.9% pure aluminium fine powder+nano size SiC mechanically forged by using ball mill at 100 rpm for duration of 10 hours) as a reinforcement. Argon gas was used to protect from oxidation during ball milling process. SiC nano particles were varied from 1% to 5% in a step of 1% by weight. In stir casting technique, stirring process was performed at 500±50 rpm for mixing AFP+SiCn in the melt matrix for total stirring period of 10 minutes in two steps. Composites were poured at 680±20° C into the permanent mould. Compressive strength and forgeability tests of fabricated nanocomposites were evaluated by using hydraulic pellet press machine. To analyze the fractured mechanism SEM microstructure was examined. The presence of SiC nano particles were confirmed by EDX spectrum. It was revealed from the results that compressive strength increases with increment of SiC nano particles and found as 603 MPa at 5% SiC nano particles. Whereas forgeability of the nanocomposites were decreased with the increment of SiC nano particles. SEM micrographs showed the ductile fractured mechanism was dominant over the brittle fracture. The main constituents present in the nanocomposites were verified by EDX spectrum.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Ball milling; Compressive strength; Forgeability; MMCs; Morphology; Stir casting
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Faculty of Engineering and Technology > Zakir Husain College of Engineering & Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: AMU Library
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2018 06:07
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 06:43

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