Physical and Tribological Behaviour of Dual Particles Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites

  • V. MohanavelEmail author
  • K. Rajan
  • M. Ravichandran
  • S. Suresh Kumar
  • M. Balamurugan
  • C. Jayasekar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


Metal matrix composites (MMCs) have been an active area of research and scientific investigation for past few years, but only in recent times, MMCs have become realistic engineering materials. In the present study, physical and tribological performance of graphite and alumina particulates reinforced AA6351 matrix composites were examined experimentally. These final composites are produced through liquid metallurgy process. To examine the worn surface morphology of the composite was evidently exposed by scanning electron microscope (SEM) technique. The experimental results expose the tribological properties of composites increased with inclusion of filler reinforcements.


AA6351 alloy Dual particles Tribological properties SEM Stir casting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Mohanavel
    • 1
    Email author
  • K. Rajan
    • 2
  • M. Ravichandran
    • 3
  • S. Suresh Kumar
    • 4
  • M. Balamurugan
    • 5
  • C. Jayasekar
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringKingston Engineering CollegeVelloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringDr. MGR Educational and Research Institute UniversityChennaiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringK. Ramakrishnan College of EngineeringTrichyIndia
  4. 4.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringPanimalar Polytechnic CollegeChennaiIndia
  5. 5.Department of Mechanical EngineeringAnand Institute of Higher TechnologyChennaiIndia
  6. 6.Department of Mechanical EngineeringGanadipathy Tulsi’s Jain Engineering CollegeVelloreIndia

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