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Fabrication and characterization of direct recycled Al-Cu-cullet metal composite

Nuhu, Awwal Hussain and Jikan, Suzi Salwah and Asman, Saliza and Badarulzaman, Nur Azam and Zago, Dagaci Muhammad and Bano, Nazia (2017) Fabrication and characterization of direct recycled Al-Cu-cullet metal composite. Journal of Science and Technology, 9 (4). pp. 15-18. ISSN 26007924

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A composite is any material which consist of two or more components of different phases and with different and superior than those of any of the original materials. In the present work, Aluminium (Al) composites were fabricated from direct recycle of Aluminium scrap from door and window frames, used copper (Cu) wires and cullet powder (CP) using stir casting method. The processing parameter of these composites were only varied in their holding time during casting process. The composites and the matrix alloy were analysed for mechanical properties as well as for their chemical composition. The mechanical property, hardness, of the composites in addition to some physical properties such as density was found to have enhanced in the product. The fabricated composites were analysed using energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and results have shown ascertained that the chemical composition of the product comprising all the components while X-ray Diffraction (XRD), results confirmed qualitatively, the chemical structures of the elemental components. The tests results indicated that the Al-Cu-CP metal matrix composites (MMCs) had shown higher degree of hardness along with density than the unreinforced matrix.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Composites; matrix; microstructures; reinforcement; stir casting
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2019 01:07
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2019 01:07
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/11011
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