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Fractography and Tensile Properties of AA6061 Aluminium Alloy/ Rice Husk Ash Silicon Nanocomposite

Udoye, Nduka Ekene and Fayomi, O. S. I and Inegbenebor, A.O. (2020) Fractography and Tensile Properties of AA6061 Aluminium Alloy/ Rice Husk Ash Silicon Nanocomposite. International Journal of Chemical Engineering.

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The unstoppable quest for low-cost reinforcing agent gingered the enthusiasm towards developing and utilising the agro-based waste product as reinforcement since they are promptly accessible, sustainable, and inexpensive to purchase. In this study, AA6061/rice husk ash matrix composites were produced through metallurgical stir casting techniques. Different weight percentages of reinforcement in the range of 2%, 4%, 6%, and 8% were used to fabricate the composites. 'e reinforced composites were characterized by SEM/EDS for microstructural study. 'e mechanical behaviour was examined for all the produced samples. SEM/EDS analysis revealed the presence of silica, a major constituent of rice husk ash in the produced composites. 'e results of the mechanical behaviour show that upgrading the weight percentage of reinforcing agent increases the mechanical properties. AA6061/8% rice hush ash generated a consistent rise with filler concentration in comparison with the aluminium alloy in all operating functions.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2021 09:12
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2021 09:12

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