Fabrication and tribological response of aluminium 6061 hybrid composite reinforced with bamboo char and boron carbide micro-fillers

K. N. Chethan, Anand Pai, Laxmikant G. Keni, Ashish Singhal, Shubham Sinha

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Metal matrix composites (MMCs) have a wide scope of industrial applications and triumph over conventional materials due to their light weight, higher specific strength, good wear resistance and lower coefficient of thermal expansion. The present study aims at establishing the feasibility of using Bamboo charcoal particulate and boron carbide as reinforcements in Al-6061 alloy matrix and to investigate their effect on the wear of composites taking into consideration the interfacial adhesion of the reinforcements in the alloy. Al-6061 alloy was chosen as a base metallic alloy matrix. Sun-dried bamboo canes were used for charcoal preparation with the aid of a muffle furnace. The carbon content in the charcoal samples was determined by EDS (energy dispersive spectroscopy). In present study, stir casting technique was used to prepare the samples with 1%, 2%, and 3% weight of bamboo charcoal and boron carbide with Al-6061. The fabricated composites were homogenised at 570°C for 6 hours and cooled at room temperature. Wear studies were carried out on the specimens with different speed and loads. It was found that wear rate and coefficient of friction decreased with increase in the reinforcement content.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012028
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 03-03-2018
Event2017 International Conference on Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Applications, IConAMMA 2017 - Bengaluru, India
Duration: 17-08-201719-08-2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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