Study of Impact Strength, Hardness, Micro Structure and Tribological Properties of Al5052 Composite with SiC and Graphite as Reinforcements
Shinoop Khan S1, M A Joseph2, K Sekar3

1Shinoop Khan S, M.Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Technology, NIT, Calicut (Kerala), India.

2Dr. M A Joseph, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Calicut (Kerala), India.

3Dr. K Sekar, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NIT Calicut (Kerala), India.

Manuscript received on 30 June 2020 | Revised Manuscript received on 07 July 2020 | Manuscript Published on 11 August 2020 | PP: 7-10 | Volume-9 Issue-9S July 2020 | Retrieval Number: 100.1/ijitee.I10020799S20| DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.I1002.0799S20

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Abstract: Aluminum Composite are widely used in aviation and automotive industries because it is light in weight hence it reduces the fuel consumption and improves the energy efficiency. The present work deals with preparing Aluminum-based particle reinforced composite fabricated through Stir Casting Process wherein Sic along with Graphite are used as reinforcements which has improved mechanical properties with reduction in weight. Impact toughness, hardness along with wear property of the fabricated composite samples were tested and compared with Al 5052 Cast Alloy based on ASTM Standard. From the testing, we can conclude that Impact toughness, Hardness and wear properties of Al 5052 base alloy is considerably increased due to the addition of particulate reinforcements. And also there is not much studies reported on the influence of Sic and Graphite as reinforcement on Impact toughness, hardness along with Wear behavior of Al 5052 alloy. So the objective of the current work is to fabricate Al 5052 base alloy reinforced with particulate composite by stir casting process and to study the Impact toughness, hardness, and microstructure along with wear behavior of the fabricated composites.

Keywords: Energy Efficiency, Graphite, Hybrid Composite, Stir Casting.
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials