MICROSTRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, MICROHARDNESS AND COMPRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR OF DUAL REINFORCED PARTICLES ADC-12 ALLOY COMPOSITE

  • Surendra Kumar Patel M. Tech. Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MANIT, Bhopal, MP, INDIA
  • Raman Nateriya Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, MANIT, Bhopal, MP, INDIA
  • G. Dixit Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MANIT, Bhopal, MP, INDIA
Keywords: ADC-12 alloy, reinforcements, stirs casting, Microstructure, Mechanical properties, SiC, ZrSiO4 particles

Abstract

The aim of this study was to determine the compressive properties of silicon carbide (SiC) and zircon sand (ZrSiO4) particulate reinforced with ADC-12 alloy, ADC-12 alloy composite. In this experimental study, SiC and ZrSiO4 particulates reinforced with ADC-12 alloy composite were manufactured by stir casting methods. Compressive properties of these composite materials were investigated by different weight percentages of dual reinforcement combinations (9+3) %, (6+6) %, (3+9) %wt. silicon carbide (SiC) and zircon sand (ZrSiO4)
respectively, The compressive tests were conducted to determine compressive strength and young’s modulus to investigate the effects of reinforce materials on different combinations of weight percentages. The outcome of the investigations reveals that the tensile strength of composites reinforced by Zircon sand (ZrSiO4) and silicon carbide particles with a total reinforcement 12% wt, and in this hybrid reinforcement the variations (9+3) %, (6+6) %, (3+9) % were taken in to account for investigating the properties such as density, compressive
strength and hardness of the composites synthesized by Stir casting technique, also compared between each other’s. The mechanical properties evaluation reveals variations in hardness and the compressive strength values with the composite combinations. From the experimental studies, the optimum volume fraction of hybrid reinforcement in ADC-12 alloy on the basis of microstructure and mechanical properties it is found that the (6+6) wt.% combination.

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Published
2015-04-30
How to Cite
Patel, S., Nateriya, R., & Dixit, G. (2015). MICROSTRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, MICROHARDNESS AND COMPRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR OF DUAL REINFORCED PARTICLES ADC-12 ALLOY COMPOSITE. International Journal of Engineering Technologies and Management Research, 1(1), 23-34. https://doi.org/10.29121/ijetmr.v1.i1.2015.23