Effect Of Hybrid Reinforcement On Mechanical Properties Of Al6082 Metal Matrix Composite For Automobile Application
K. Velavan1,*, P. Palanisamy2, E. Thirukkumaran3
Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 20010391 (1-5), Year 2020 | DOI: 10.5185/amp.2020.010391
Keywords: AMMC, stir casting, structural and mechanical property, automotive applications, hybrid composites.
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.