The influence various boron carbide reinforcement on the microstructure and mechanical properties of ADC12/B4C composite by stir casting

Anne Zulfia Syahrial, Mahendra Ammar Pratama

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Abstract

Aluminum matrix composite (AMC) was one of the promising materials for railway brake shoe, replacing gray cast iron since it has a low density and great combination between strength and wear resistance. The addition of boron carbide (B4C) which reinforced aluminum ADC12 as matrix showed better interfacial bonding than other ceramic reinforcement such as silicon carbide and alumina. However, B4C has some serious problem when used in a large amount which will decrease the wetting properties. In this study, the fabrication of AMC was carried out with the addition of 1 to 10 vf.% reinforcement through stir casting and 2 minutes argon degassing process. Magnesium as a wetting agent, Titanium-boron as a grain refiner, and strontium as a modifier were added to improve its mechanical properties. Microstructure and mechanical properties of AMC were investigated by performing Optical Microscope (OM), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), and destructive test. The result showed that the addition of 7 vf.% B4C was the optimum variation which increased the tensile strength with the value of 231.117?MPa and hardness of 58.34 HRB also decreased impact resistance with value of 0.09375?J/mm2 and wear rate 0.00326 x 10-5 mm/m3.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Seminar on Metallurgy and Materials, ISMM 2019
Subtitle of host publicationExploring New Innovation in Metallurgy and Materials
EditorsNono Darsono, Yudi Nugraha Thaha, Aga Ridhova, Ahmad Rhamdani, Muhammad Satrio Utomo, Faried Miftahur Ridlo, Mukhlis Agung Prasetyo
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735419919
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2020
Event3rd International Seminar on Metallurgy and Materials: Exploring New Innovation in Metallurgy and Materials, ISMM 2019 - Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia
Duration: 23 Oct 201924 Oct 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume2232
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference3rd International Seminar on Metallurgy and Materials: Exploring New Innovation in Metallurgy and Materials, ISMM 2019
Country/TerritoryIndonesia
CityTangerang Selatan
Period23/10/1924/10/19

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