Investigation of Heat Treatment on Al 6061- Al2O3 Composite & Analysis of Corrosion Behaviour

  IJETT-book-cover  International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)          
  
© 2015 by IJETT Journal
Volume-30 Number-7
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Rufin Rasheed.R, Vishnu Deth.K.J, Alphonse Mathew
  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V30P267

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Rufin Rasheed.R, Vishnu Deth.K.J, Alphonse Mathew "Investigation of Heat Treatment on Al 6061- Al2O3 Composite & Analysis of Corrosion Behaviour", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V30(7),360-363 December 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group

Abstract
Al 6061-Al2O3 composite materials are world widely known because of their better strength and reduced weight. In this work three (6,9&15) weight percentage of Al 6061-Al2O3 composite materials were made through stir-casting process and their mechanical properties were studied. Another set of Al 6061-Al2O3 composite materials having weight percentage 6,9&15 were under gone mechanical property testing after solution heat treatment and made a comparison with non-heat treated one. Corrosion behaviour of both heat treated and non-heat treated were evaluated in NaOH, H2SO4 and NaCl solution by using weight loss method. Solution heat treatment helped the improvement in strength and corrosion resistance but the addition of volume percentage of alumina particle did not show a consistent trend.

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Keywords
Alumina particle, Corrosion, Solution heat-treatment, Stir-casting.