Potentiality of artificially aged aluminium 6061 hybrid composites reinforced with granite and graphite micro–fillers for structural applications: Potenzial von künstlich gealterten, mit Granit und Graphit verstärkten Aluminium- (6061) Hybrid-Verbundwerkstoffen für konstruktive Anwendungen

S. S. Sharma, A. Pai, M. C. Gowrishankar

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The current study explores the feasibility of artificial aging treatment to aluminium alloy 6061 hybrid composites reinforced with graphite and fine granite particulates to suit structural applications. Aging at 100 °C retrieved a better response of the hybrid composites as compared to that at 150 °C in terms of peak hardness and strength. Among the five different stir-cast compositions, the composition of aluminium 6061 with 2 wt. % graphite and 4 wt. % granite showed enhanced mechanical properties than that of the base alloy as well as mono reinforcement type composites which was attribued to the formation of rod-shaped β-Mg2Si precipitates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1082-1092
Number of pages11
JournalMaterialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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