IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 8, August 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Batluri Tilak Chandra, Sanjeevamurthy, H. S. Shiva Shankar
In the present work, an attempt is made to study the mechanical properties of Al7075-Albite particulate composite fabricated by stir casting method by varying the weight percentage of Albite particulates from 0wt%, to 10wt% in steps of 2wt%. The Al7075 alloy and Al7075-albite particulate composites were heat treated at solutionizing temperature of 470° C for 2 hours then quenching in ice media and artificial ageing for 6 hours at 120° C. The specimens were prepared according to ASTM test standards. The microstructure analysis reveals that uniform distribution of Albite particulates in the Al7075 matrix alloy and there was significant improvement in ultimate tensile strength, compressive strength and hardness properties of the composite as compared with Al7075 alloy.