The Effect of Mechanical Milling on Graphite-Boron Carbide Hybrid Reinforced ZA27 Nanocomposites

Dalmis R., ÇUVALCI H. , ÇANAKÇI A. , GÜLER O. , Celik E.

ARABIAN JOURNAL FOR SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING, cilt.43, sa.3, ss.1113-1124, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 43 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s13369-017-2708-7
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1113-1124


The main focus of this study is concentrated on the effect of mechanical milling on graphite-boron carbide hybrid reinforced ZA27 nanocomposites. With this respect, nano-sized graphite (Gr) and boron carbide (C) reinforced ZA27 matrix nanocomposites were fabricated via a combination of mechanical milling (MM) and hot pressing techniques. MM method was used to produce a ZA27-based hybrid nanocomposite (ZHNC) that nano-sized additives dispersed homogenously in ZA27 matrix. Microstructural and mechanical properties of the nanocomposites were scrutinized as a function of milling time using X-ray diffractometer, scanning electron microscope, hardness and tensile testing machines. Results show that MM method can be utilized for homogeneously distributing the nano-sized additives. Flake-shape morphology negatively influences physical and mechanical properties. It was also found that grain and particle size is decreased after 12 h milling process. With increasing MM time, homogeneous microstructure of the nanocomposite bulk materials was obtained and subsequently their mechanical properties were improved considerably.