Fabrication of AA6061-0/RHA surface composite via friction stir processing

Abdulmalik, S. S. and Ahmad, Rosli (2014) Fabrication of AA6061-0/RHA surface composite via friction stir processing. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660 . pp. 214-218. ISSN 1662-7482


Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.6...


Friction stir processing is a novel process evolved to fabricate surface metal matrix composites. Rice husk ash (RHA) is an agro-industrial waste and by product of rice husk. The feasibility of incorporating RHA powder into aluminium alloy AA6061-0 as reinforcement particles to make surface matrix composite via FSP is reported in this paper. The optical micrographs revealed a homogeneous distribution of RHA particles which were well bonded with the matrix in both first and fourth-passes of the FSP due to mechanical stirring. Microhardness of the stir zone SZ with the RHA particles of I-pass increased to about 106 HV, 40% higher than that of the base material 66 HV by dispersed RHA particles.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:friction stir processing; metal matrix composite; AA6061-0 alloy; rice husk ash (RHA); microstructure; microhardness; annealing effect
Subjects:T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS200-770 Metal manufactures. Metalworking
Divisions:Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
ID Code:6411
Deposited By:Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Deposited On:09 Apr 2015 14:47
Last Modified:09 Apr 2015 14:47

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