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Fly Ash and Bagasse Ash Al-MMCs Izod Test Analysis


Mohd.Zafaruddin Khan , Integral University; Mohd.Anas , Integral University; Ather Hussain, Integral University; Saman Khan, Integral University; Mohd.Sibghatullah , Integral University


Aluminium Metal Matrix Composite, Fly Ash, Bagasse Ash , Impact Test


Metal matrix composites (MMCs), in recent decade have found worldwide applications, constitutes an important class of design and weight efficient structural materials that are encouraging every sphere of engineering applications. Ash is one of the most inexpensive and low density reinforcement available in large quantities as solid waste byproduct. Hence, composites with ash as reinforcement are likely to overcome the cost barrier for wide spread applications in automotive and small engine applications. To produce Al matrix cast particle composites, wettability of the ceramic particles by liquid Al is essential. In the present investigation, to improve wettability, elements such as Mg and Si are added into Al melt to incorporate the ceramic particles. The focus is on finding of the toughness using izod impact test, abundant available industrial waste such as fly ash and bagasse ash are used in useful manner by dispersing it into Eutectic Al-Si alloy LM6 Containing 10.58% Si to produced composites by liquid casting route. The izod impact strength test is investigated. The result of the mechanical property test showed that the toughness varies from 44 joule to 60 joule with maximum value at 10wt % fly ash +10wt % bagasse ash as reinforcement in the matrix metal. It was concluded that 10wt% fly ash +10wt% bagasse ash can be used as reinforcement in aluminium composites.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV3I60441
Published in: Volume : 3, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2015
Page(s): 711-715

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