Mechanical Behavior of AA2124 Alloy with 12 wt. % of B4C Particulates Reinforced Composites
Fazil N1, V Venkataraman2, Madeva Nagaral3

1Fazil N*, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITM, Ballari-583103, Karnataka, India.
2V Venkataraman, Department of Mechanical Engineering, BITM, Ballari, Karnataka, India.
3Madeva Nagaral, Aircraft Research and Design Centre, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore-560037, Karnataka, India.
Manuscript received on March 15, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on March 31, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 10, 2020. | PP: 1892-1895 | Volume-9 Issue-6, April 2020. | Retrieval Number: F4630049620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.F4630.049620
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Abstract: In the current investigation, the mechanical properties of AA2124-12 wt. % of B4C composites were displayed. The composites containing 12 wt. % of B4C in AA2124 alloy were synthesized by liquid metallurgy method. For the composites, fortification particles were preheated to a temperature of 400˚C and afterward added in ventures of two into the vortex of liquid AA2124 alloy compound to improve the wettability and dispersion. Microstructural examination was carried out by SEM. Mechanical properties of as cast AA2124 alloy and AA2124-12 wt. % of B4C composites were evaluated as per ASTM standards. Microstructural characterization by SEM confirmed the distribution and presence of micro boron carbide particles in the AA2124 alloy matrix. The hardness, ultimate strength, yield strength and bending behaviour of AA2124 alloy enhanced with the incorporation of 12 wt. % of micro B4C particles. Further, ductility of AA2124 alloy decreased with the presence of B4C particles. Tensile fractography were studied on the tested samples to know the various fractured mechanisms. 
Keywords: AA2124 Alloy, B4C Particles, Mechanical Behavior, Fractography
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design