MATEC Web of Conferences
Volume 159, 2018The 2nd International Joint Conference on Advanced Engineering and Technology (IJCAET 2017) and International Symposium on Advanced Mechanical and Power Engineering (ISAMPE 2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||30 March 2018|
Investigation of Mechanical Properties of Al7Si/ SiC and Al7SiMg/SiC Composites Produced by Semi Solid Stir Casting Technique
Mechanical Engineering Department, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia Jl. Prof. Soedharto, Tembalang, Semarang, Indonesia, Phone: 024-7460059
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Mechanical characteristic of silicon carbide particle reinforced aluminum matrix composites produced by semi solid stir casting technique was investigated. Al7Si and Al7SiMg were used as metal matrix. High purity silicon carbida with average particle size mesh 400 was used as reinforcement particle. Aluminum matrix composites with variation of SiC: 5 %, 7.5 % and 10 % wt were manufactured by the semi solid stir casting technique. Stiring process was performed by 45 ° degree carbide impeller at rotation of 600 rpm and temperature of 570 °C for 15 minutes. Characteritation of composites speciment were: microscopic examination, density, hardness, tensile and impact test. Hardness and density were tested randomly at top, midlle and bottom of composites product. Based on distribution of density, distribution of hardness and SEM photomicrograph, it can be concluded that semisolid stir casting produces the uniform distribution of particles in the matrix alloy. The results also indicate that introducing SiC reinforcement in aluminum matrix increases the hardness of Al7Si composite and Al7SiMg composite. Calculated porosities increases with increasing wt % of SiC reinforcements in composite. The addition of 1 % Mg also increases the hardness of composites, reduces porosities of composite and enhances the mechanical properties of composites.
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