International Journal of Material Science and Research

ISSN: 2638-1559


International Conference on Materials Science and Research
November 16-18, 2017 Dubai, UAE

Wear and Microstructural Behavior of SiC-B4C Reinforced Aluminium Metal Matrix Composite via Powder Metallurgy Technique

Saif Wakeel*, Syed Mohd Faraz and Ateeb Ahmad Khan

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aligarh Muslim University, India

DOI: 10.18689/2638-1559.a1.004

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Aluminium Composites has wide application in Automobile such as design of four wheeler rim, aerospace, sports, Machines etc. the problem associated with Aluminium alloy is their low wear resistance during machining therefore an attempt is made to improve the wear properties of pure Aluminium by reinforcing it with hybrid ceramic such as SiC-B4C. In this research pure Al and Al with hybrid reinforcement of SiC-B4C are fabricated using powder metallurgy technique. 10 billets i.e. Pure Al, Al-3wt%SiC7wt%B4C, Al-5wt%SiC5wt%B4C and Al-7wt%SiC3wt%B4C are compacted with compaction loads of 3, 4 and 5 Ton and then Sintered near the melting point. Physical properties such as density, porosity, XRD and wear properties are calculated. On progressive addition of SiC-B4C , significant enhancement in physical and wear properties are obtained. Effect of Compaction load on wear property is also illustrated in this research.

Keywords: Metal Matrix Composite (MMC), green density, sintered density and P.M

Saif Wakeel feels proud to pursue Final year Mechanical engineering from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. Recently he has written a Book “Fabrication and Mechanical properties ofAluminium Composites”. He has successfully completed his internship from National University of Singapore, in specific area of Nanomaterials.