Article: Tensile Properties Analysis of Aluminum Reinforced with Hematite Particulate Composites
Article Category: Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Author: Suresh Kumar D,Sanjeevamurthy
Abstract: In the present paper, the report has been made to study the tensile properties of Aluminum composites reinforced with hematite. The percentage of reinforcement varies from 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8 percent. The specimens were prepared using the vertex method. As the weight percentage of hematite is increased, there is an increase of tensile strength along with Young's modulus, but the ductility has been decreased with the addition of hematite. The reinforcement particle size and the casting temperature is also an important parameter of study for mechanical strength. The initiation and propagation of crack through the matrix is observed. Fracture behavior greatly affected by reinforcement.
Keyword: Aluminum, Fracture, Hematite, Tensile Properties.