Mechanical Characterization of Al 6061 Surface Composite with Nano particles (TiC) Fabricated by Friction Stir Processing
Nagaraju K.*, Devaraju A.**, Manichandra B.
Department of Mechanical Engineering, S R Engineering College, Warangal, Urban, Telangana, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Online published on 18 May, 2019.
A study was made of the processing of 6-mm-thick AA 6061 plates using friction-stir processing. A plan of experiments was prepared based on the abilities of a universal milling machine, where the tool-rotation speed varied from 900 r/min to 1400 r/min, the processing speed from 31.5 mm/min to 45 mm/min and the tool tilt angle was held constant at 1.5°. Samples for Vickers micro-hardness measurements and special miniature tensile-testing were prepared. A set of optimal processing parameters was determined at which quality welds can be made with a minimal increase in the weld hardness and in the tensile strength.
Titanium Carbide (TiC) Nano particles, AA6061 sheets, Friction Stir Processing, Mechanical Properties, Tool.