Investigation of Mechanical and Wear Characteristics of Aluminum Reinforced with Quartz Composites

  • T. ThirumalaiEmail author
  • A. Harsha Vardhan Reddy
  • S. Nagakalyan
  • Rajagopal Dhanasekaran
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


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.


AMC 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.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Thirumalai
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. Harsha Vardhan Reddy
    • 1
  • S. Nagakalyan
    • 1
  • Rajagopal Dhanasekaran
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringGuru Nanak Institutions Technical CampusIbrahimpatnamIndia
  2. 2.Guru Nanak Institute of TechnologyKhanapurIndia

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