Experimental Investigations for Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Matrix Composites Reinforced with Copper Particles

Parasa Yugandhar Babu, Phani Kumar Jogi, Ramakanth. Kommuri, P Ravindra Babu


In this study, aluminum alloy Al 6061-copper particulate metal matrix composites were prepared with three different volume fractions of reinforcement 75 μm (1%, 2% and 3%) using stir casting route. The particles distribution, mechanical and physical properties are observed using SEM and XRD. Analysis is discussed on microstructure study and hardness; compression and density are explained in sight of mechanical and physical properties. Finally, it was observed from the results that the hardness, density and compression strength were increased by increasing in wt% of reinforcement.

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