Evaluation of Mechanical and Wear Assessment of Al-1.2Si-0.75Fe/Mullite MMCs for Industrial Applications

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Al4006 Alloy, Fracture Surface, Density, Hardness, MMCs, Mullite, Tensile Strength, Wear


The outline idea is based on saddling the high quality and wear capacities of eminent engineered fortifications, for example with the lightweight and minimal effort of preparing or squandering fiery remains. There is almost no writing which has considered the outline of Aluminium Matrix Composites (AMCs) with the utilization of fortifications of agro squander slag. The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) images of gleaming samples, the subsequent were examined. The distribution of strengthening flecks (Mullite (Al2O3 -SiO2 )) is recovered to be steady. Mullite specks are not confined to the grain frontiers. From the wear studies of Al4006 alloy, it was observed that there was more wear out of the surface when compared to Al4006/ Al2O3 -SiO2 composites. Wear tracks of Al4006 alloy show a tough face with extra grooves and ridges associated with wear tracks of Al4006/Al2O3 -SiO2 composites dispersion and binding of the Al2O3 -SiO2 in the composite could indeed be explained by the reduced wear rate. Also, the addition of cenospheres acts as a load-bearing material which protects the matrix from more wear out. Wear track investigation described more wear out and deep abrasive trenches in as-cast contrasted to that of composites which may be due to the lack of load-bearing reinforcing material (mullite) which worsens the material strength leading to more tear or wear out. Overall, from the current studies, it can observed that as the mullite particle reinforcement increases the matrix hardness, strength, and density increase. This study highlights the essential characteristics of the technique of liquid metallurgy and its application to Al4006 MMCs reinforced with mullite.


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Galgali, R. G., Satish, B. M., Girish, B. M., Davanagere, M. B., Girisha, L., Babu, E. R., Reddy, N. C., & Selvan, C. P. (2023). Evaluation of Mechanical and Wear Assessment of Al-1.2Si-0.75Fe/Mullite MMCs for Industrial Applications. Journal of Mines, Metals and Fuels, 71(12), 2460–2472. https://doi.org/10.18311/jmmf/2023/35154
Received 2023-09-20
Accepted 2024-01-17
Published 2023-12-01



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