The Effect of Artificial Aging on Mechanical Properties of Metal Matrix Composite
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2010, Volume 28, Issue 2, Pages 282-288
AbstractRecently the use of the composite material based on aluminum alloys matrix is
increased because of their good mechanical properties and light weight.
In this work the addition of % SiC particle to the aluminum (6063) matrix effect was
considered and the solution heat treatment was applied on the produced composite
material which has optimum properties followed by artificial aging.
The work shows that the hardness increased and the wear rate decreased with the
addition of silicon carbide particles (SiC) , where as optimum produced composite
material which has best properties is ( 15% SiC ) . On the other hand the increasing
in temperature and time of artificial aging increases the properties.
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