Title: Workability studies on Al-5% and 10% SiC P/M composites

Authors: T. Ramesh, M. Prabhakar, R. Narayanasamy

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 620015, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 620015, Tamil Nadu, India. ' Department of Production Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli 620015, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract: Workability refers to the relative ease with which a material can be shaped through plastic deformation. In the near future, it is expected that the aluminium-based-metal-matrix composite materials will replace the heavy alloys as well as the steel applications. An attempt is made to investigate an important property called workability of aluminium-based-metal-matrix composites namely Al–SiC. Cold upsetting tests on aluminium with varying percent content of Silicon carbide metal matrix composite have been conducted and the workability behaviour of the aforesaid MMC has been investigated.

Keywords: workability; aluminium–silicon carbide powders; uniaxial; plane stress condition; cold upsetting; metal matrix composites; MMC; aluminium; silicon carbide; plastic deformation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2010.031451

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2010 Vol.38 No.2/3, pp.264 - 274

Available online: 05 Feb 2010 *

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