Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Aluminium Metal Matrix with Zirconium and Flyash

M. Vadivel *, Siva Prakash K.**, Pradeepkumar R.***, Surya P.****, Therajkumar V. B.*****
*-***** Department of Mechanical Engineering, SRM Valliammai Engineering College, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
Periodicity:July - September'2021


This paper deals with the experimental investigation of effect of reinforcement Fly ash and Zirconium on mechanical properties and tribological properties of aluminium metal matrix composites samples, processed by stir casting method. Three sets of composites were prepared with fixed percentage of 1% of fly ash and 5% Zirconium by weight fraction. The evaluated properties of the samples were tensile strength, hardness and microstructure, in the presence of Zirconium 5% and fly ash 1% with aluminium 6061, aluminium 7075, and aluminium 8011. It was observed that the hardness was increased and correspondingly, the increase in tensile strength was also observed, and wear rate decreases with the hybrid metal matrix composites in comparison with base metal. Aluminium alloy constitutes a very important engineering material, and is widely employed in the aircraft and aerospace industry for the manufacturing of different parts and components. It is due to its high strength to density ratio that it is a sought after metal matrix composite.


MMC, Stir Casting, Tensile, Hardness.

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Vadivel, M., Siva Prakash, K., Pradeepkumar, R., Surya, P., and Therajkumar, V. B. (2021). Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Aluminium Metal Matrix with Zirconium and Flyash. i-manager's Journal on Material Science , 9(2), 19-22.


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