Machinability of zinc alloy based particulate metal matrix composites

Sharma, S C and Girish, B M and Kulkarni, R S and Kamath, R (1996) Machinability of zinc alloy based particulate metal matrix composites. NML Technical Journal, 38 (3). pp. 107-111.

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Interest in metal matrix composites (MMCs) for various structural applications has increased over the last few years, thereby demanding systematic evaluation of machi-nability of the composite materials. This paper presents the results of turning tests in which machinability par-ameters like feed rates and depth of cut are kept constant and the cutting speed is varied in machining ZA-27/grap-hite pariculate composites. The influence of these ceramic reinforcements on the cutting forces, material removal rate, chip length and the power required were evaluated. It was found that cutting forces required in machining the composites is less than that required in machining the base alloy.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Metal matrix composites; machinability of zinc alloy; particulate MMC
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:4982
Deposited By:Dr. A K Sahu
Deposited On:04 Apr 2012 17:43
Last Modified:04 Apr 2012 17:43
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