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Development and Testing of Al6061-TiB2 Coconut Shell Ash Reinforced Hybrid Composite

Moutoshi Singha Roy, P. Jawahar and Prasanta Kumar Rout

Abstract

Enormous research is critically carried out nowadays to find the feasibility of the appropriate composite material, there can be two or more different components in a composite material that have diverse chemical and physical characteristics, but they are still distinguishable at the microscopic level inside the final prepared composite material. Over the last decade intense analysis and developments have been carried out so as to develop hybrid composites including some nature-based reinforcements, which may contribute to sustainability and improved property. Nowadays a trend for light motor electric vehicles is catching much attention, hence research work is focused to find more and more light weight composites which can easily resist wear, have high values of hardness and tensile strength. Here in this current investigation stir casting methodology had been utilized for fabrication purpose and experiments being conducted on Al6061 alloy as matrix material and dried Coconut shell ash (CSA), Titanium diboride (TiB2 ) as the reinforcements with varying weight percentages and analyze the developed new hybrid composite through different mechanical testing procedures like hardness, tensile, compression, elongation percentage, hardness, etc. and the microstructure can also be analyzed for future references. The investigation included a suitable combination of reinforcements and working parameter, which was quite different from other research works, like performing solvent extraction method for the coconut shells is itself a different test categorically which makes the coconut shells to be oil and moisture free facilitating towards obtaining better results. It has also been observed that with increasing CSA and TiB2 percentages, the mechanical properties substantially got improved and using CSA powder is more convenient to impart low density, light weight properties into the new composite.

Published on: May 22, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s1-123
Citation: Roy MS, Jawahar P, Rout PK. 2023. Development and Testing of Al6061-TiB2 Coconut Shell Ash Reinforced Hybrid Composite. NanoWorld J 9(S1): S637-S641.

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