Study on Mechanical Properties of AA6351 Alloy Reinforced with Titanium Di-Boride (TiB2) Composite by In Situ Casting Method
In the present study, an aluminum alloy AA6351 was reinforced with different percentages (1, 3 and 5 wt %) of TiB2 particles and they were successfully fabricated by in situ reaction of halide salts, potassium hexafluoro-titanate and potassium tetrafluoro-borate, with aluminium melt. Tensile strength, yield strength and hardness of the composite were investigated. In situ reaction between the inorganic salts K2TiF6 and KBF4 to molten aluminum leads to the formation of TiB2 particles. The prepared aluminum matrix composites were characterized using X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscope. Scanning electron micrographs revealed a uniform dispersal of TiB2 particles in the aluminum matrix. The results obtained indicate that the hardness and tensile strength were increased with an increase in weight percentages of TiB2 contents.
N. Nallusamy, Dr. Mariappan Suresh, S. Rajkumar and A.K. Lakshminarayanan
V. Mohanavel et al., "Study on Mechanical Properties of AA6351 Alloy Reinforced with Titanium Di-Boride (TiB2) Composite by In Situ Casting Method", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 787, pp. 583-587, 2015