Development and Characterization of Nanoparticle Metal Matrix Composites: (Al 2024-SiC NP)


Development and Characterization of Nanoparticle Metal Matrix Composites: (Al 2024-SiC NP)


Muhammad Arshad Chaudhry1, Liaqat Ali2, Khalid Mahmood Ghauri2,Javed Iqbal2 

1Ph.D Research Scholar, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan 2Professor Dr. Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan


International Journal of nanoparticle research

Composite materials get an importance in value as an advance materials such as automotive, aerospace, aircraft, defense, medical, marine, sports, recreation and various engineering applications due to their high strength-to-weight ratio, good cast ability and better tribological properties. Al-base 2024 alloy reinforced with SiC micron and nano particles were developed using stir casting technique due to low cast, ease in fabrication, recyclability and isotropic characteristics. The development of Aluminum metal matrix nano composites (AMMNCs) is most considered material for high temperature applications because of their excellent mechanical properties, increase performance and weight saving for more reduction of fuel consumption. The results indicate that Al-SiC composite has improved physical and mechanical properties such as tensile strength, charpy impact strength, brinell hardness, density and porosity percentage. Samples with micron particles and nano particles were developed to compare the properties of both. Microstructures of the samples were studied by means of X-Ray Diffraction and Scanning Electron Microscopy. The elemental composition was also analyzed through Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy. It was found that composites of Al-SiC have better and improved physical properties in nano dimensions.


Keywords: Al-SiC development, stir casting, characterization of reinforced samples, optical micrograph, XRD, SEM and EDS

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Muhammad Arshad Chaudhry, Liaqat Ali, Khalid Mahmood Ghauri, Javed Iqbal .Development and Characterization of Nanoparticle Metal Matrix Composites: (Al 2024-SiC NP). International Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 2018; 2:7. DOI:10.28933/ijnr-2018-04-1901


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