The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering
An Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Al6061/Graphite MMC Fabricated by Stir Casting Method †

Article Details
Pub. Date : August, 2021
Product Name : The IUP Journal of Mechanical Engineering
Product Type : Article
Product Code : IJME30821
Author Name : Vishwanath V H and Gururaj Hatti
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Subject/Domain : Engineering
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No. of Pages : 14



Real utilization of aluminum and its combinations in aviation and car application prompted the modernization of a material as far as the alloying properties are concerned. Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) are one of the vital advancements in the improvement of cutting-edge materials. Among the different lattice materials accessible, aluminum and its composites are generally utilized in the manufacture of MMCs in order to achieve modern generation materials. The accentuation has been given on creating moderate Al-based MMCs with different hard and delicate fortifications (SiC, Al2O3, zircon, graphite and mica) due to the likely potential outcomes of these blends in framing profoundly attractive composites. In the paper, the Al-Gr composite is produced using stir casting method. The composites prepared have different percentages of graphite. Mechanical properties like tensile and microhardness of the composites are investigated. Characterization of composite is done using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM).


Aluminum and its combinations are the most utilized materials for various auxiliary applications in the car and airplane business because of their high solidarity to weight proportion too as a result of their high warm conductivity. Aluminum is the most utilized part in high temperature applications, for example, vehicle motors and turning and responding parts like cylinder, drive shafts, brake rotors and other auxiliary parts, which require lightweight yet high-quality materials (Saravanakumr et al., 2013; Johny et al., 2014; and Loganathan and Prasanna, 2017). One of the principal disadvantages of this material framework is that these display poor tribological


AL6061, Graphite, Stir casting, Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)