Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Aluminium 6061 based Metal Matrix Composite with Addition of Granite Particulate
Koli Gajanan Chandrashekhar1, D.P .Girish2, Katkar Ajit Ashok3, Raja Yateesh Yadav4
1Koli Gajanan Chandrashekhar*, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sanjeevan Engineering & Technology Institute, Panhala Kolhapur, Maharashtra India.
2Dr. D.P .Girish, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Government Engineering College, Ramanagar, Karnataka India.
3Katkar Ajit Ashok, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sanjeevan Engineering & Technology Institute, Panhala Kolhapur, Maharashtra India.
4Dr. Raja Yateesh Yadav Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Insitute of Technology & Management, Bantakal, Udupi, India.
Manuscript received on April 20, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on April 24, 2020. | Manuscript published on May 10, 2020. | PP: 296-298 | Volume-9 Issue-7, May 2020. | Retrieval Number: G5011059720/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.G5011.059720
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Abstract: Aluminum is considered as one of the material of future. Aluminums based metal matrix comes with a fascinating set of material properties which combines strength with less weight. Due to this these Al-base metal matrix finds their application in aerospace and automotive sector. Many types of reinforcements are done with Aluminum since last many years to check the improvement in its performance. Therefore many reinforcements are found suitable to form the composite which finds variety of novel applications. In this present investigation MMCs are fabricated with Al 6061 alloy and reinforced with granite particulate of 2-3 microns size in different compositions are used to see their effect on the mechanical properties of Al6061 alloy. The vortex method of stir casting is used to from the metal matrix wherein reinforcements are forced into the vortex created by the molten metal by means of mechanical stirrer. The castings prepared by above method are machined with turning operation on lathe. Improvement in Ultimate tensile strength, Yield strength, % Elongation and Hardness are found with increasing the percentage of granite particulates.
Keywords: Aluminium 6061, Composite, Mechanical Properties, Hardness
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design