International Journal of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Aluminum matrix composites refer to the class of light weight high performance aluminum centric material systems. The unique tailorability of the composite materials for the specific requirements makes these materials more popular in a variety of applications such as aerospace, automotive (pistons, cylinders, liners, bearings), and structural components, resulting in savings of material and energy. In this project, fabrication of Aluminum MMC by liquid metallurgy route (Squeeze Casting) is discussed in detail. The mechanical properties of 6082 aluminum alloy discontinuously – reinforced with fine particulates of SiCp reinforcement and solutionising time during heat treatment of the composite on hardness, density and impact strength have been evaluated. The cardinal reasons behind the variation in the hardness and impact strength have been discussed.





To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.