Analysis of Strength and Microstructural Characteristics of Heat Treated Al Alloy Composites

Ashwath Pazhani, P. Jeyapandiarajan, M. Anthony Xavior, Shah Chintankumar, Sheth Neel, Mukul Kumar

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Metal matrix composites (MMC's) consist of a metallic matrix combined with dispersed particulate phases as reinforcement. In this study mechanical behaviour and tensile characteristics of 2024 and 2900 alloy matrix composites produced by a powder metallurgy process are investigated as a function of microstructure-strength properties. Two different Samples of Al alloy composites are prepared using 6 wt% Al2O3 and 6 wt% SiC as reinforcement phase in each. Hardness and tensile properties of these samples are investigated using Instron testing machine. The results indicated that tensile properties of the composites significantly improved in the yield strength, UTS and elastic modulus, on incorporation of hard, brittle ceramic particles as compared to unreinforced counterparts. The analysis of mechanical behaviour has revealed that the strength improves significantly with increase in microwave sintering temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11802-11807
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jun 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 International Conference on Materials Manufacturing and Modelling, ICMMM 2017 - Vellore, India
Duration: 9 Mar 201711 Mar 2017

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  • Aluminium alloys
  • Ceramic reinforcements
  • Heat treatment
  • Tensile strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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