Effect of Reinforcement on Abrasive wear of Different Aluminium based Metal Matrix Composite-A Review

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Volume-8 Number-5                          
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors :  Ajit kumar Senapati , Saurabh Srivastava , Atmananda Ghadai , Ranjeet Kumar , Atul Kujur


Ajit kumar Senapati , Saurabh Srivastava , Atmananda Ghadai , Ranjeet Kumar , Atul Kujur."Effect of Reinforcement on Abrasive wear of Different Aluminium based Metal Matrix Composite-A Review", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology(IJETT), V8(5),240-245 February 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group


Aluminium alloys are the most widely used nonferrous materials in engineering applications owing to their attractive properties such as high strength to weight ratio, good ductility, excellent corrosion resistance, availability and low cost. However, their applications have often been restricted because conventional aluminium alloys are soft and notorious for their poor wear resistance. This problem was overcome by reinforcing different particulates in aluminium and its alloys to produce a reinforced metal matrix composite which possesses nearly isotropic properties. After reinforcement, Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) have enhanced properties such as elastic modulus, hardness, tensile strength at room and elevated temperatures and significant weight savings over unreinforced alloys. Owing to their excellent improved properties, Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) are sought over other conventional materials in the field of aerospace, automotive and marine applications. Inspite of many improvements in the tribological behaviour of the material matrix, some problems still persist. Abrasive wear is one of those serious problems which is very vital in industries and needs further meticulous solutions. In this paper an attempt has been made to accumulate some of the aspects of mechanical and abrasive wear behaviour of Aluminium alloys on treating it with various reinforcements like silicon, magnesium, fibres and fly ash.


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Aluminium alloys, MMC, Abrasive wear, fly ash.