Shape Casting pp 365-371 | Cite as

Aluminum Matrix Graphene-Reinforced Composite Materials

  • Okan Aydın
  • Aziz Kocaveli
  • Özen Gürsoy
  • Eray Erzi
  • Derya DışpınarEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series book series (MMMS)


In this study, due to the enhanced properties of graphene, it was aimed to produce aluminum matrix composite by graphene reinforcement. Several different methods were applied such as lost foam casting, sand casting, die casting, ceramic mold casting and squeeze casting. The incorporation of the graphene was established by only squeeze casting method. Graphene was added by two methods: as layers and in aluminum foils. The produced samples were subjected to bending tests, and it was found that 25% increase in bending strength was achieved by 0.1 wt% graphene addition to A356 alloy.


Aluminum Graphene Composite Casting 


  1. 1.
    Campbell J (2015) Complete casting handbook: metal casting processes, metallurgy, techniques and design. Elsevier ScienceGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Totten GE, MacKenzie DS (2003) Handbook of aluminum: volume 2: alloy production and materials manufacturing. Handbook of aluminum. CRC PressGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Polmear I, StJohn D, Nie JF, Qian M (2017) Light alloys: metallurgy of the light metals. Elsevier ScienceGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Boehm HP (1994) Some aspects of the surface chemistry of carbon blacks and other carbons. Carbon 32(5):759–769CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Aybarc U, Yavuz H, Dispinar D, Seydibeyoglu MO (2018) The use of stirring methods for the production of SiC-reinforced aluminum matrix composite and validation via simulation studies. Int J Met, 1–11Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Aybarc U, Dispinar D, Seydibeyoglu M (2018) Aluminum metal matrix composites with SiC, Al2O3 and graphene–review. Arch Foundry EngGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Akçamlı N, Gökçe H, Uzunsoy D (2016) Processing and characterization of graphene nano-platelet (GNP) reinforced aluminum matrix composites. Mater Test 58(11–12):946–952CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Okan Aydın
    • 1
  • Aziz Kocaveli
    • 1
  • Özen Gürsoy
    • 1
  • Eray Erzi
    • 1
  • Derya Dışpınar
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering DepartmentIstanbul University-CerrahpasaIstanbulTurkey

Personalised recommendations