Investigation of Mechanical and Wear Characteristics of Aluminum Reinforced with Quartz Composites
The interest for lightweight, less expense, and prevalent material required the improvement more up to date materials and consequently an exertion has been taken to create aluminum lattice composites by stir casting technique, which is the easiest and affordable path for delivering aluminum matrix composite. The creation of aluminum matrix composite was finished by strengthening with different weight % of quartz. The result demonstrates that increasing of quartz in aluminum composite increased the hardness and rigidity. The wear test uncovered that expansion of quartz diminished the wear loss and expands the wear resistance. The SEM result on microstructure demonstrates the no throwing imperfection and wear resistance of the composites.
KeywordsAMC Hardness Tensile strength Wear resistance
The authors are grateful and thanks to AICTE-RPS scheme for sanctioning the project fund and also thanks Dr. R. Subramanian, PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and Dr. B. Ravishankar, NIT, Trichy for their help and constructive suggestions rendered during the study.
- 3.Dhanasekaran R, Senthil Kumar P, Santhi K (2012) Microstructure and wear behavior of planetary gear material and metal carbide coating. Int Rev Mech Eng 6(6):1321–1325Google Scholar
- 9.Dhanasekaran R, Senthil Kumar P, Baskaran S, Santhi K (2012) Wear behavior of surface treated alloy steel with assorted blends of fine particles by using plasma spray process. Adv Mater Res 383–390:893–897Google Scholar