Fabrication and Performance Test of Aluminium Alloy-Rice Husk Ash Hybrid Metal Matrix Composite as Industrial and Construction Material
Aluminium matrix composites (AMCs) used extensively in various engineering fields due to their exceptional mechanical properties. In this present study, aluminium matrix composites (AMCs) such as aluminium alloy (A356) reinforced with rice husk ash particles (RHA) are made to explore the possibilities of reinforcing aluminium alloy. The stir casting method was applied to produce aluminium alloy (A356) reinforced with various amounts of (2%, 4%, and 6%) rice husk ash (RHA) particles. Physical treatment was carried out before the rice husk ash manufacturing process. The effect of mechanical strength of the fabricated hybrid composite was investigated. Therefore, impact test, tensile stress, compressive stress, and some other tests were carried out to analyse the mechanical properties. From the experimental results, it was found that maximum tensile, and compressive stress were found at 6% rice husk ash (RHA) and aluminium matrix composites (AMCs). In future, the optimum percentages of rice husk ash (RHA) to fabricate the hybrid composites will be determined. Also, simulation by finite element method (FEM) will be applied for further investigation.
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