Machinability and Tribological Properties of Stir Cast LM6/SiC/GR Hybrid Metal Matrix Composite
Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Al-Huson University College, Mechanical Engineering Department, PO Box 50, Al-Huson 21510, Irbid, Jordan
Analysis on machining characteristics in turning of LM6/SiC/Gr hybrid metal matrix composites is made of (Al-11.8%Si)/SiC/Gr hybrid metal matrix composites. The process performances such as porosity, wear rate of the composites, tool wear, tool life, specific modulus, surface roughness and material removal rate with equal weight fraction of SiC and Gr particulates of 3%, 7%, 10% and 13% reinforcement are investigated. This experimental analysis and test results on the machinability of Al/SiCMMC will provide essential guidelines to the manufacturers. Hybird metal matrix composites reinforced with graphite particles posses better machinability and tribological properties.
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