Mechanical Characterization of Al2024/SiC Metal Matrix Composites
Recently, several studies have been done in aluminium based metal matrix composites aiming towards their usage in the field of aerospace industry. Although aluminium had been the major component used in this field, the metal alone possesses several disadvantages when it comes to strength to weight ratio. Aluminium alloy, when incorporated with ceramic particles, provides better mechanical properties. In this work, aluminium alloy Al2024 is reinforced with silicon carbide ceramic particles by the mould casting process. The aim of this work is to characterise and analyse the mechanical properties of aluminium ceramic sheets. Further, the specimens were tested in Universal testing machines for mechanical properties such as tensile and flexural tests.
Keywords - Aluminium, Al2024, Metal Matrix Composites, Silicon Carbide, Flexural Strength, Tensile Strength.