Abrasive Wear Behaviour of Sand Cast B4C Particulate Reinforced AA5052 Metal Matrix Composite

  • Murlidhar PatelEmail author
  • Mukesh Kumar Singh
  • Sushanta Kumar Sahu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


In the present work, particulate reinforced aluminium metal matrix composite has been developed by stir-casting processing technique in which AA5052 is reinforced with 5 wt% B4C-p of 63 µm particles size. The density and abrasive wear of B4C-p reinforced AA5052 MMC were investigated and compared with that of the AA5052 alloy. Abrasive wear test was carried out by pin-on-disc wear test method at different applied loads (5–15 N). The worn out surfaces are analysed by using optical microscopy. The results show that at all applied load, B4C-p reinforced AA5052 MMC gives good tribological properties as well as lower density as compared to the unreinforced AA5052.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Murlidhar Patel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mukesh Kumar Singh
    • 2
  • Sushanta Kumar Sahu
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringInstitute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University)BilaspurIndia
  2. 2.Department of Industrial and Production EngineeringInstitute of Technology, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University)BilaspurIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringNational Institute of Science and TechnologyBerhampurIndia

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