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|Title:||Mechanical properties of cast aluminium alloy 6061-albite particulate composites|
|Authors:||Seah, K.H.W. |
|Citation:||Seah, K.H.W.,Sharma, S.C.,Ramesh, A. (2000). Mechanical properties of cast aluminium alloy 6061-albite particulate composites. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications 214 (1) : 1-6. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||This paper aims to study the effects of albite reinforcement on the mechanical properties of cast aluminium alloy 6061 composites containing albite particles of content ranging from 0 to 4 per cent by weight in steps of 1 per cent. The composites were fabricated using the 'compo-casting' method in which the short albite particulates were introduced into the vortex created in the molten alloy through an impeller rotated at 500 r/min. The results of this study revealed that, as the albite particle content was increased, there were significant increases in the ultimate tensile strength, hardness and Young's modulus, accompanied by a reduction in its ductility. There was, however, only a very marginal increase in the compressive strength. An attempt is made in the paper to provide explanations for these phenomena. © IMechE 2000.|
|Source Title:||Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part L: Journal of Materials: Design and Applications|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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