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Tensile and Impact behaviour of Al-Sic-Zn-Cu Metal Matrix Composite

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
  • 2 SR Engineering College, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA
  • 3 Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, INDIA

Res. J. Engineering Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 17-22, February,26 (2014)


Aluminium is one of the lightest available commercial metals with a density approximately one third that of steel or copper. Its high strength to weight ratio makes it particularly important to transportation industries allowing increased pay loads and fuel savings. The Aluminum-Silicon Carbide-Zinc and Copper alloys are the primary alloys used in airframe structural applications, automobile and recreational industries. In this paper, Al-SiC-Zn-Cu are varied by different proportions mainly Zn (2%, 4%, 6%, 8%) and Cu (2%, 4%, 6%, 8%), tensile test and impact tests are performed to evaluate the mechanical properties like tensile strength, % elongation, yield stress on computerized UTM and impact strength by using Izod and Charpy tests. The variation of mechanical properties with the increasing percentage composition of Zinc and Copper are evaluated. The results are quantified and analyzed by graphical analysis.


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