Investigation of Microstructural and Tensile behaviour of stir-casted Al5052-based Composites with nano-reinforcements

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Saumy Agarwal

Satnam Singh

  1. Research scholar Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra Haryana India
  2. Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Kurukshetra Haryana India

Abstract

Aluminium-based composites have gained popularity in the aviation, automotive, and marine sectors as a result of their exceptional strength-to-weight ratio and also due to resistance to wear and corrosion. The current investigation involves the examination of the microstructural and tensile behaviour of stir-casted Al5052-based composites. The nanoparticles of 1% titanium diboride and 1% zirconia were added as reinforcement materials. To better understand the microstructure of the composite specimens, scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive investigation were used. The reinforcement particles distributions in the Al5052 matrix were found to be rather uniform. The tensile test was performed at ambient temperature and with a crosshead rate of 0.5 mm/min. The tensile strength of composites was improved by 9.05% and elongation % was reduced to 6.75% upon adding the reinforcement particles. The change in the strength and elongation % was attributed to the increase in the dislocation density as a result of adding hard and brittle nano-particles

Keywords: Aluminium matrix composites, stir casting, reinforcements, mechanical properties, titanium diboride, zirconia

How to cite this article: Saumy Agarwal, Satnam Singh. Investigation of Microstructural and Tensile behaviour of stir-casted Al5052-based Composites with nano-reinforcements. Journal of Polymer and Composites. 2024; ():-.
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Received March 11, 2024
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Published May 14, 2024