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Design and construction of tilting furnace for producing aluminium matrix composites

Babalola, P.O. and Inegbenebor, A.O. and Bolu, C. A. (2012) Design and construction of tilting furnace for producing aluminium matrix composites. In: 2012 International Conference on Clean Technology & Engineering Management (ICCEM 2012), November 12 - 15, 2012, Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

Aluminium matrix composites (AMCs) are a range of advanced engineering materials that can be used for a wide range of applications within the aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, electronic and sporting goods industries. AMCs consist of a non-metallic reinforcement (SiC) incorporated into Aluminium matrix which provides advantageous properties over base metal (Al) alloys. These include improved thermal conductivity, abrasion resistance, creep resistance, dimensional stability, exceptionally good stiffness-toweight and strength-to-weight ratios and better high temperature performance. Oil fired 20 kG tilting furnace with integral mixing mechanism was designed and constructed for the production of AMC. This cost effective furnace can be used in cottage industries without electric power.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2014 16:48
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2015 08:59
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/1974

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