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A Study on Mechanical Properties of Aluminum, Rice Husk and Silicon Carbide Matrix Composites

Author(s):

Basavaraj Mathpathi , PDA college of engineering; Bharat S. Kodli, PDA College of Engineering

Keywords:

Aluminium, Rice husk ash, SiC, mechanical properties and stir casting

Abstract

Aluminium is an abundant element of 8% on earth’s crust and normally found in Aluminum oxide i.e. bauxite. In the present work the mechanical behavior of pure aluminium reinforced with Silicon Carbide and Rice Husk ash fabricated by liquid metallurgical (stir casting) method was investigated. The reinforcements were added in varying weight percentages of (3% - 6%). Tests were conducted for tensile test, impact test and hardness test. The results reveal that higher tensile strength with increase in rice husk content and higher impact strength & hardness of the hybrid composite with increased SiC content.

Other Details

Paper ID: IJSRDV2I8044
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 8
Publication Date: 01/11/2014
Page(s): 13-14

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