Volume 39, No 2, 2017, Pages 219–227
Wear Characterization of Aluminium/Basalt Fiber Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites - A Novel Material
P. Amuthakkannan*, V. Manikandan, M. Ayyanar Raja, S. Rajesh
Aluminum alloy based metal matrix composite participate have a wider applications in wear resistance applications. Attempt made in current study is that, basalt fiber reinforced aluminum metal matrix composite have been prepared using stir casting method. Different weight percentage of basalt fiber reinforced with Al (6061) metal matrix composites are used to study the wear resistance of the composites. For wear study, percentage of reinforcement, normal load and sliding velocity are the considered as important parameters. To study the effect of basalt fiber reinforcement on the dry sliding wear of Al6061 alloy composites the Pin On wear tester is used. Initially hardness of the composites was tested, it was found that increasing reinforcement in the composite hardness value of the composites also increased. Based on the Grey relation analysis (GRA) the effects of wear resistance of the composites were studied.
Aluminum alloy, Basalt fiber, GRA, Wear, SEM