Effect of compaction load and sintering temperature on the mechanical properties of the Al-SiC nano-composite materials

A. K.M.Asif Iqbal, Mei Jing Lim, Dewan Muhammad Nuruzzaman

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Abstract

The development of metal matrix composites (MMCs) has set the stage for a new revolution in materials. In this research, Al matrix composites reinforced with SiC nanoparticles were fabricated by a powder metallurgy process and the effects of compaction load and sintering temperature on the mechanical properties of the Al-SiC nano-composite was investigated. The samples were prepared with two different compaction loads, 100 kN and 200 kN, and two different sintering temperatures, 550 °C and 600 °C. Subsequently, their mechanical testing was carried out. The density and hardness of the samples were investigated. The microstructure of the nano-composite was examined by optical microscope. The results showed that the higher compaction load and higher sintering temperature significantly increased the density and hardness of the nano-composite materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Materials for Sustainability and Growth
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd Advanced Materials Conference 2016, 3rd AMC 2016
EditorsSuhaina Mohd Ibrahim, Kartini Noorsal, Suhaina Mohd Ibrahim
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735415898
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Advanced Materials Conference 2016, AMC 2016 - Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia
Duration: 28 Nov 201629 Nov 2016

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1901
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd Advanced Materials Conference 2016, AMC 2016
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
CityLangkawi Island, Kedah
Period28/11/1629/11/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (all)

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