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Indian Journal of Materials Science
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 3067257, 6 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/3067257
Research Article

On the Mechanical Properties of Hybrid Aluminium 7075 Matrix Composite Material Reinforced with SiC and TiC Produced by Powder Metallurgy Method

1Department of Mechanical Engineering, Christ College of Engineering and Technology, Pondicherry 605010, India
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, S.S.N. College of Engineering, Chennai 603110, India
3Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pondicherry Engineering College, Pondicherry 605014, India

Correspondence should be addressed to S. Pradeep Devaneyan

Received 23 July 2016; Revised 20 October 2016; Accepted 8 December 2016; Published 23 January 2017

Academic Editor: Federica Bondioli

Copyright © 2017 S. Pradeep Devaneyan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Metal matrix composites are widely used in components of various components of industrial equipment because of their superior material properties like high stiffness to weight ratio and high impact strength and fracture toughness while compared to the conventional material. Due to the concepts of high strength to low weight ratio, Al 7075 was extensively applied in aircraft engine and wings. Even if Al 7075 has higher hardness, higher strength, excellent wear resistance, and high-temperature corrosion protection, it is in need of further enhancement of properties for increasing its applicability. This paper presents the mechanical behavior of aluminium 7075 reinforced with Silicon Carbide (SiC) and Titanium Carbide (TiC) through powder metallurgy route. These specimens were produced by powder metallurgy method. The hybrid composite was made by Al 7075 alloy as the matrix with Silicon Carbide and Titanium Carbide as reinforcement. Silicon Carbide and Titanium Carbide are mixed in different weight ratio based on the design matrix formulated through a statistical tool, namely, Response Surface Methodology (RSM). Enhanced mechanical properties have been obtained with 90% of Al 7075, 4% of TiC, and 8% of SiC composition in the composite. Coefficient of friction appears to be more which has been determined by ring compression test.