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Design and construction of tilting furnace for producing aluminium matrix composites

Babalola, P.O. and lnegbenebor, A. O. and Bolu, Christian (2012) Design and construction of tilting furnace for producing aluminium matrix composites. Proc. ICCEM. 260- 271.

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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 rein~orcemeht (SiC) incorporated into Aluminium matrix which provides advantageous properties over base metal (AI) alloys. These include improved thermal conductivity, abrasion resistance, creop 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: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tilting furnace, Aluminium, SiC, Composite
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: 09 Apr 2015 13:42
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2015 13:42

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