Article: Development and Study of the Tensile Properties of Aluminium-AA2618 Alloy/ White SiC Metal Matrix Composites
Article Category: Materials and Chemical Engineering
Author: Fadhil M.C,B.S. Ravikiran
Abstract: The present research involved the accumulation of aluminium AA-2618 alloy, weighed along with calculated amounts of increasing weight percentage of white SiC particulates. The composites were separately prepared by combining the matrix material and the reinforcements by using Stir Casting technique before the individual specimens were machined to specified standard testing dimensions. Conduction of tensile tests of all composite test specimens followed. The results and conclusions were analyzed and compared with the individual results of other composite specimens and the base alloy of the same category to help determine the nature of the trends that arise due to the incremental addition of reinforcement particulates into the matrix material in order to determine their potentiality for application in various industrial fields and sectors.
Keyword: Aluminium AA-2618 alloy, SiC, Metal matrix composites, Tensile test