Effect of bamboo char and boron carbide particles on mechanical characteristics of Aluminum 6061 hybrid composites

Chethan, K N and Pai, Anand and Padmaraj, N H and Singhal, Ashish (2017) Effect of bamboo char and boron carbide particles on mechanical characteristics of Aluminum 6061 hybrid composites. In: International Conference on Mechanical, Materials and Renewable Energy, 08/12/2017, MIT, Sikkim.

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Abstract

In present day Metal matrix composites(MMCs) are widely used in automotive and aeronautical domains due their superior mechanical properties compared to base metal. The current study evaluates the potentiality of conventionally prepared bamboo char particulates along with commercial grade B4C particulates as micro fillers dispersed into the Aluminium 6061 matrix. Three different compositions are fabricated through mechanical stir casting. Density measurements, tensile tests and Brinell hardness tests were carried out along with SEM fractographical analyses. It has been observed that addition of B4C and bamboo char led to an increase the hardness and tensile properties of aluminium 6061. But higher content of B4C caused a quasi-brittle mode of fracture.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: B4c, Charcoal, Mechanical Properties
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Aeronautical and Automobile
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2018 06:28
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2018 06:28
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151597

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