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The Study on Mechanical and Electrical Properties of AA6061/ Snail Shell Composites

Udoye, Nduka Ekene and Ezike, G.E and Fayomi, O. S. I and Dirisu, J. O. (2022) The Study on Mechanical and Electrical Properties of AA6061/ Snail Shell Composites. International Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2022 (9). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1687-806X

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Metal matrix composites are in high demand for various applications in the industrial sector and engineering �rms. �erefore, new materials with enhanced mechanical and ecologically favourable characteristics must be designed and produced. �is study focuses on the possibility of developing an aluminium matrix composite using agro-waste materials as reinforcement in preference to other industrial chemicals and materials. �e morphological analysis carried out on the AA6061 + 15% snail shell at 100 �m showed the formation of homogenous particle size with stepped crystals. �e micrographs of the developed composite were obtained using XRD (X-ray di�raction analysis), which indicated the presence of calcium and hydroxyapatite from the snail shell on the aluminium composite. Electrical analysis performed on the developed composite showed an increase in the conductivity from 32.03�m−1 to 34.59�m−1 as the snail shell reinforcements were increased, thus improving the capability of the developed MMC to transfer electricity due to the occurrence of the snail shell particulate within the composite.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2023 14:21
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2023 14:21

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