Influence of Ceramic Particles Reinforcement on some Mechanical Properties of AA 6061 Aluminium Alloy


This paper is to investigate the influence of adding 5,10 and 15 weight percentagesilicon carbide particles on some mechanical properties of 6061 Aluminium alloy.The composites Al6061/SiC were prepared by stir casting technique.The results revealed that as the reinforcement content was increased, there weresignificant increases in the ultimate tensile strength, yield strength and hardness ofcomposites accompanied by a reduction in its percentage of elongation.Microstructural studies have been carried out to understand the nature of structure.