Microstructure Exploration of the Aluminum-Tungsten Carbide Composite with different Manufacturing circumstances
Hari Prasada Rao Pydi1, Balamurugan Adhithan2, A. Syed Bava Bakrudeen3

1Hari PrasadaRao Pydi, Mechanical Department, Aksum University, Axum, Ethiopia.
2Balamurugan Adhithan, Mechanical Department, Aksum University, Axum,Ethiopia.
3A.Syed Bava Bakrudeen, Mechanical Department, Aksum University, Axum,Ethiopia.
Manuscript received on January 01, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on January 02, 2013. | Manuscript published on January 05, 2013. | PP: 257-261 | Volume-2, Issue-6, January 2013. | Retrieval Number: F1170112612/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: In the last decade, as demand for high quality materials are increased, the development of lightweight aluminum (Al) also increased especially in aerospace and automotive industries. It has been well known that Al based metal matrix composites (MMCs) offers a very low thermal expansion coefficient, high specific strengths, wear and heat resistance as compared to conventional Al alloys. In order to combine all these properties, MMCs have become a very attractive method for various industrial applications. The interest in Tungsten Carbide (WC) as reinforcements for aluminum (Al) has been growing considerably. Efforts have been largely focused on investigating their contribution to the enhancement of the mechanical performance of the composites. The uniform dispersion of Tungsten Carbide in the Al matrix has been identified as being critical to the pursuit of enhanced properties. In this present research paper emphasis, the effect of Tungsten Carbide content on the Physical properties of the composites like SEM, XRD was investigated. The improvement of physical properties for composites of Al/WC has been compared with pure aluminum.
Keywords: MMC, SEM, Tungsten Carbide, XR.D.