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Ultrasonic Nano-dispersion Technique of Aluminium alloy and Carbon Nano-tubes (CNT) for Automotive Parts Applications


P V Senthiil, Mirudhuneka, Aakash
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The use of carbon nano-tubes (CNTs) in nanotechnology and leading industries is of extreme importance due to its various applications. One such application is producing Aluminum reinforced nano-composites which may find applications in the aerospace and automobile industries. Additions of high modulus nano particles to Aluminum alloys offer the potential to develop a lightweight composite with high mechanical properties. It is extremely difficult to disperse nano sized ceramic particles uniformly in molten metal. In order to investigate the effect of selected nano-materials (CNTs) on the microstructure and mechanical properties of composite, a new method is used to avoid agglomeration and segregation of particles. The microstructure of the composites is investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Experimental results show a nearly uniform distribution and good dispersion of the nano-particles within the Al matrix, although some of small agglomeration found. Hardness, Flexural strength and tensile strength are enhanced by incorporation of nano materials into matrix. The enhancement in values of hardness, flexural strength and tensile strength observed in this experiment is due to small particle size and good distribution of the particles, which was confirmed by SEM pictures.

P V Senthiil, Mirudhuneka, Aakash

AA6061 Carbon Nano tubes (CNTs), Metal matrix nano-composites, Sonication, Ultrasonic cavitation.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 2 | Issue 3 | May-June - 2016
Date of Publication Print ISSN Online ISSN
2016-06-30 2395-1990 2394-4099
Page(s) Manuscript Number   Publisher
53-59 IJSRSET1622444   Technoscience Academy

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P V Senthiil, Mirudhuneka, Aakash, "Ultrasonic Nano-dispersion Technique of Aluminium alloy and Carbon Nano-tubes (CNT) for Automotive Parts Applications", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.53-59, May-June-2016.
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