Wear Behaviour of Al-Silicon (LM13) Alloy Composite Reinforcement with TiC and ZrSiO4 Particles

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This paper mainly reports a relative description, impacts of TiC and ZrSiO4 grains, blending extents on the slurry wear qualities and microstructural analysis of composite materials. The TiC/ZrSiO4 dual reinforced particles (DRP) of LM13 amalgam composite was blended effectively. Double strengthened composites (particles) were orchestrated through mixes of titanium carbide and zircon sand to LM13 amalgam framework composites. The LM13 compound composite with reinforcement tests were similarly arranged for correlation of double support particles on microstructural analysis and wear conduct in different slurry concentrations. The reinforcements particles are stimulated in the mixture by stir casting technique. The slurry disintegration wear conduct uncovers double molecule support that upgrades wear opposition when contrasted with single molecule fortification whenever blended in a precise rate. The results demonstrate a proper blend support (15 wt%) with titanium carbide and zircon sand particles in the stoichiometric proportion (10 and 5 wt%) individually into the grid. Analysis indicates the further enhancement in hardness and the wear behaviour are associated with extra amalgamation.

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The authors are appreciatively to acknowledge the MSME Laboratory, MANIT, Bhopal (INDIA) for providing innumerable characterization facilities of as-synthesized samples.

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Patel, S.K., Singh, V.P., Kumar, N. et al. Wear Behaviour of Al-Silicon (LM13) Alloy Composite Reinforcement with TiC and ZrSiO4 Particles. Silicon 12, 211–221 (2020).

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  • LM13 alloy
  • Titanium carbide
  • Zircon sand
  • Quartz silica sand
  • Slurry erosive wear