Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 135–141 | Cite as

Performance Evaluation and Multidoped Composite Conditioned of A5-type/10%Ti-Sn Alloy: Processing and Properties

  • O. S. I. Fayomi
  • A. P. I. Popoola
  • F. Oyawale
  • O. O. Ajayi
Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed


The need to improve the mechanical and electrochemical performance of aluminum alloy for extended application is the motivation behind this present work which is the inoculation of TiO2/SnO2 composite particulates on A500 by stir casting route. The effect of Ti/Sn on A500 aluminum series on the properties and microstructure of the produced alloy were investigated. The TiO2/SnO2 was varied from 5 to 10 wt.%. The microstructural properties of these sequence alloys were investigated using scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction. The corrosion degradation properties in 3.65% NaCl solution were studied using linear potentiodynamic polarization technique. The wear and hardness of the composite-induced aluminum alloy were measured with dry abrasive MTR-300 testers and high diamond microhardness tester, respectively. The results showed that the average hardness value of 42.56 and 65.5 HV and wear loss of 1.5 and 0.5 g were obtained for the 0% and 10 wt.% TiO2/SnO2 in A500 series. Hence, the addition of TiO2·SnO2 led to the precipitation and modification of complex intermetallic particles like Al2SnTiO and AlSiSn which also indicate a fairly good interfacial interaction. This outcome has established that up to 10 wt.% particulate on A500 aluminum can be used in enhancing the tribology, microhardness, and corrosion mitigation of aluminum alloy.


A5-type/Ti-Sn Stir casting Mechanical properties Microstructure 



This work is supported through by Mr. Adelaja E.O of Covenant University. The financially support by the National Research Foundation, Pretoria, South Africa were deeply appreciated.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. S. I. Fayomi
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. P. I. Popoola
    • 2
  • F. Oyawale
    • 1
  • O. O. Ajayi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringCovenant UniversityOtaNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Chemical, Metallurgical and Materials EngineeringTshwane University of TechnologyPretoriaSouth Africa

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