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Research Article Open Access

Effect of Hybrid Reinforcement on Mechanical Properties of Al6082 Metal Matrix Composite for Automobile Application

 

K. Velavan1*, P. Palanisamy2, E. Thirukkumaran3

 

1Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Annai Mathammal Sheela Engineering College, Nammakal, Tamilnadu, India

2Principal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Arulmigu Meenaks Amman College of Engineering, Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu, India

3Design Engineer, Rabid Fab 3D Engineering Solutions Guindy, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India

Adv. Mater. Proc., 2020, 5 (1), 20010391

DOI: 10.5185/amp.2020.010391

Publication Date (Web):01 January 2020

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Abstract


The mechanical behavior of AMMC based reinforced hybrid composites with various volume fractions of Sic (3, 6, 9, 12, 15) and Gr (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) was studied. The Stir casting method was adapted for manufacturing the various samples. The analysis reveals the increase in strength and hardness of the samples with greater percentage compositions of reinforcements. The study was performed to analyze the micro structural properties of the composites based on the addition of reinforcements. The hardness, tensile strength and impact strength were analyzed. The addition of Sic and Gr proved to enhance density to an optimal range to improve the structural and mechanical property of the reinforced AMCs. The composite with enhanced mechanical property was identified and the test results were verified to establish the alignment of the composite with a wide range of industrial and automotive applications.

Keywords


AMMC, stir casting, structural and mechanical property, automotive applications, hybrid composites.