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A Study on Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Magnesium Alloy AZ31 Reinforced with SIC and AL2O3 Particulates


Syed Vizarath Pasha , PDA college of engineering Gulbarga; R. M. Lathe, PDA college of engineering Gulbarga


Al2O3, matrix metal, SiC, Stirr casting, Pin-on-Disc tribometer


This work deals with fabricating or producing magnesium based metal matrix composite and then studying its mechanical and tribological properties such as microstructure, tensile strength, impact strength and wear behavior of produced test specimen. In the present study a modest attempt has been made to develop magnesium based MMCs with reinforcing material, with an objective to develop a conventional low cast method of producing MMCs and to obtain homogeneous dispersion of reinforced material. To achieve this objective stir casting technique has been adopted. An Alloy similar to commercially available composition of AZ31 and SiC, Al2O3 has been chosen as matrix and reinforcing material respectively. Experiment has been conducted by varying weight fraction of 3% SiC and 1% Al2O3 & 1% SiC and 3% Al2O3 in matrix metal. The result shown that tensile strength, impact strength, wear resistance is good in matrix metal as compared to used weight compositions of SiC and Al2O3 in the composites.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I7117
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 7
Publication Date: 01/10/2014
Page(s): 213-216

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