Development of 2024 p/m aluminium alloy–SiCp nanocomposites via mechanical alloying

Chauhan, Sandeep Kumar and Soni, P R (2011) Development of 2024 p/m aluminium alloy–SiCp nanocomposites via mechanical alloying. In: VI International Conference on Mechanochemistry and Mechanical Alloying (INCOME 2008), 1-4 December 2008, NML Jamshedpur, India.



Aluminum alloy 2024 is the best known most widely used aircraft structural alloy. Now a days it is also gaining ground in automotive industry. In the present studies, 2024 P/M Al alloy and SiC particulates have been chosen as matrix and reinforcement materials, respectively. Mechanical alloying (MA) was used to obtain uniform SiCp dispersion in the matrix. MA powder was vacuum degassed and consolidated by hot pressing and subsequent hot forging. Thereafter the composites were heat treated to give T-6 temper. Optical and scanning electron microscopy of the composite was carried out and evaluation of mechanical properties was done. The principal objective of the present investigations was to determine how the particulate volume fraction and extent of mechanical alloying affect the microstructure and tensile properties of 2024 P/M Al alloy-SiCp composites. In these efforts it could be possible to develop nano composites of 2024 P/M Al alloy-SiCp having tensile strength of 504 MPa and modulus of elasticity of 105 GPa.

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Uncontrolled Keywords:Mechanical alloying, Nano composites, 2024 P/M Al alloy, Mechanical properties
Divisions:Metal Extraction and Forming
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