INVESTIGATION OF GRAPHITE NANO PARTICLE ADDITION ON THE PHYSICAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ZA27 COMPOSITES


Dalmis R., Cuvalci H., Canakci A., Guler O.

ADVANCED COMPOSITES LETTERS, vol.25, no.2, pp.37-42, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Title of Journal : ADVANCED COMPOSITES LETTERS
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-42
  • Keywords: Metal matrix nanocomposite, ZA27 alloy, hot sintering, powder metallurgy, SLIDING WEAR CHARACTERISTICS, METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES, TRIBOLOGICAL PROPERTIES, ALUMINUM-ALLOY, BEHAVIOR, NANOCOMPOSITES, FRICTION, COPPER, CAST

Abstract

The physical and mechanical properties of composites consisting of ZA27 alloy reinforced with nano-sized graphite particles were investigated with the main objective of understanding the effect of the nano particulate reinforcement. These properties were determined by measuring the density, hardness and tensile strength values. The microstructure of the ZA27-Graphite (Gr) nanocomposites was investigated using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The results indicated that density values of nano graphite added nanocomposites (GANs) decrease with increasing graphite rate while porosity ratio increases. Also the UTS and Brinell hardness values decreased with increasing graphite content.