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Comparative Study of Composites Reinforced With SiC and TiB2
Published in Elsevier BV
Volume: 97
Pages: 1012 - 1017
In this present work an effort has been made to fabricate and compare the properties of aluminium metal matrix composites. Two specimens were fabricated by adding 10 wt % of SiC and TiB2 with aluminium metal matrix. The two specimens were fabricated using stir casting route with bottom pouring technique. Morphology of the cast composites reinforced with SiC 10 wt % and TiB2 10 wt % were studied in detail by optical microscopy to analyze particle distribution in the aluminium metal phase. The hardness test was carried out to find out the hardness of the cast composites using Vickers hardness testing machine. The hardness test and its comparison show that the hardness value of SiC composite is higher than TiB2 composite. Mechanical testing was carried out on the tensile samples prepared from the two cast composite specimens. From tensile test results it has been observed that the tensile strength of TiB2 composite is 30 % higher than SiC composite. Wear test was carried out to study the wear resistance behavior of cast composites. Wear test analysis proves that the wear resistance behavior of TiB2 composite is higher than SiC composite. © 2014 The Authors.
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