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Metallic Materials Vol. 53 (2015), no. 5, pp.319-326

Title: Fabrication of MgO nanoparticulates reinforced aluminum matrix composites using stir-casting method

Abstract: In the present work, A356.1 aluminum alloy matrix composites reinforced with 1.5, 2.5, and 5 vol.% MgO nanoparticles have been fabricated at various casting temperatures, viz. 800, 850 and 950 °C using stir casting method. Density, crystal structure and microstructure of the samples were investigated in order to achieve an optimum amount of casting temperature. Also, the composites were characterized by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and X-ray diffraction (XRD). Results indicated that with increasing the content of the second phase (MgO), the amount of agglomeration and porosity increased. However, the microstructural characterization of the composite samples showed uniform distribution of reinforcement and presence of the minimal porosity. Density results showed adjacent values in comparison with theoretical ones. Composite cast at 850 °C could be considered as the optimum fabrication conditions.

Keywords: aluminum matrix composite, stir casting, MgO nanoparticles, microstructure, density
Published online: 18-Jan-2016
Year: 2015, Volume: 53, Issue: 5 Page From: 319, Page To: 326

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