Evaluation of characteristics of A390 - SiCp squeeze cast and gravity cast composites

Asarudheen Abdudeen, Abdel Hamid I. Mourad, Jaber Abu Qudeiri, Aiman Ziout

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Abstract

Use of aluminum components has increased during the last decade due to the light weight requirements. With the intention to improve the strength, retaining the desirable properties of aluminium, particularly its lightness and corrosion resistance, many alloys have been developed. A390 is such an aluminum alloy, which is light weight and having good wear properties. A composite is a multiphase material and having better properties. A390 alloys and silicon carbide particulates were used to fabricate particulate reinforced aluminium metal matrix composites. Squeeze casting is a fabrication technique where solidification of liquid metal is promoted under applied hydrostatic pressure. In this work, A390- Silicon carbide composites of different weight fraction of silicon carbide were fabricated by squeeze casting and gravity casting through stir casting route. Squeeze castings were done at 50 MPa and 100 MPa squeeze pressures. Specimens of the composites were prepared and characterized through microstructural and wear analysis, tensile and hardness tests. The test results obtained for squeeze casting and gravity casting composites were compared and the effect of squeeze pressure was studied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728146409
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020
Event2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2020 - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Duration: Feb 4 2020Apr 9 2020

Publication series

Name2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2020

Conference

Conference2020 Advances in Science and Engineering Technology International Conferences, ASET 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityDubai
Period2/4/204/9/20

Keywords

  • A390 alloy
  • Grain size
  • Gravity casting
  • Metal Matrix Composites (MMC)
  • SiCp
  • Squeeze casting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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