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Volume 204, 2018International Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Conference 2018 (IMIEC 2018)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||21 September 2018|
Mechanical and physical properties of aluminium-silicon (Al-Si) casting alloys reinforced by Zinc Oxide (ZnO)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, State University of Malang, 65145 Malang, Indonesia
2 Center of Advanced Materials, State University of Malang, 65145 Malang, Indonesia
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor Program, State University of Malang, 65145 Malang, Indonesia
4 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Postgraduate Program, State University of Malang, 65145 Malang, Indonesia
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This study aimed to enhance the properties of aluminium-silicon (Al-Si) alloys by adding zinc oxide as a reinforcing material. This study was a type of pre-experimental design called the one-shot case study, in which sample groups subjects were given treatments and then observed. The steps included melting the aluminium-silicon in a furnace at 900° C, adding a certain amount of zinc oxide (0.05%, 0.1%, or 0.2%), stirring the mixture for 1 minute, and pouring it into a permanent mould. Results showed that, among the three specimens, the specimen reinforced with 0.2% zinc oxide had the highest tensile strength of 23.9 kg/mm2, the greatest hardness of 134.4 HV, and a flat surface with evenly distributed grains and more brittle fracture.
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