Heat Treating Studies of Graphene Reinforced Aluminium Metal Matrix Composite

Ashwath Pazhani, P. Jeyapandiarajan, M. Anthony Xavior, Rahul Verma, Neeraj Kumar Singh, Varalaxshmi

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Metal matrix composites (MMC's) consist of a metallic matrix combined with dispersed graphene particulate phases as reinforcement. In this research work strength behaviour and tensile characteristics of 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 0.25, 0.5 and 0.75 wt% of graphene. Rockwell 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 UTS, on incorporation of hard, graphene particles. The analysis of strength behaviour has revealed that the strength improves significantly with increase in microwave sintering method and the graphene percentage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11859-11863
Number of pages5
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
  • Graphene reinforcements
  • Heat treatment
  • Tensile strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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