Effect of Cryogenic Treatment on Microstructure and Micro Hardness of Aluminium (LM25) - SiC Metal Matrix Composite

G Elango, BK Raghunath, K Thamizhmaran

Abstract


 The basic aim of this paper is to increase awareness amongst the researchers and to draw their attention towards the present approach to deal with the cryogenic treatment for the nonferrous metals. Cryogenic treated nonferrous metals will exhibit longer wear and more durability. During metal making process, when solidification takes place, some molecules get caught in a random pattern. The molecules do move about at subzero and deep cryogenic treatment slowly. In this experimental study, the effect of cryogenic treatment on microstructure changes and the hardness properties varies for LM25 alloy and LM25-SiC metal matrix composite at -196°C. It is analyzed for different durations. The execution of cryogenic treatment on both alloy and MMCs changed the distribution of


Keywords


MMCs, Cryogenic treatment, Microstructure, Micro hardness.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/tjer.vol11iss1pp64-68

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