The mechanical properties and microstructure of ADC12/nano Al2O3 matrix composites have been studied in this work. The composites were produced by stir casting method. ADC 12 as matrix composites was combined by Mg and Ti. The addition of Ti was varied from 0.02 to 0.08 wt-% as grain refinement wetting to improve mechanical properties such as tensile strength, hardness and wear resistance, while Mg addition was to promote wetting between ADC 12 and nano Al2O3. The optimum tensile strength was found at 0.04 wt-% addition of Ti with value of 132.5 MPa, further adding more Ti cause a poisoning mechanism that will hindered the grain refining process and reduce the tensile strength. The hardness and wear resistance of composites would also increase because of the refinement process. and the added Magnesium in the material that will form Mg2Si primary phases who have a high hardness value.
|Journal||IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 6 Apr 2018|
|Event||2nd International Conference on Advanced Material for Better Future 2017, ICAMBF 2017 - Surakarta, Indonesia|
Duration: 4 Sept 2017 → 5 Sept 2017