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Characterization of Aluminium AC4B/Nano TiC Composite with The Variation In Addition of Volume Fraction of Nano TiC Reinforce Through Stir Casting Process
Muharam Kemal Adam (a), Anne Zulfia (a*)

a) Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia, Kampus UI, Depok, Indonesia 16424


Characterization of AC4B/Nano TiC Composite With Volume Fraction Variation of Nano TiC Reinforce by Stir Casting Process has been investigated. Author used aluminium alloy series three, AC4B, which contain silicon and copper as its main alloy. Furthermore, the addition of Nano TiC into AC4B composite can increase the tensile strength, ductility, and toughness of AC4B composite by refining the dendrite structure of the α-Al phase and forming super saturated solid phase, θ (Al2Cu). This research opens the opportunities of aluminum composite material to be used in arms industry, such as bulletproof material. In this study, AC4B/Nano TiC composite were made through stir casting with some variable parameters of Nano TiC reinforce composition of 0.25%, 0.3%, 0.35%, 0.4%, and 0.5% volume fraction to determine the optimum value of the mechanical properties of AC4B/Nano TiC composite. Stir casting process was chosen because it has several advantages, such as easy to use, flexible, and can be used to produce a large number of the products. It is known that AC4B/Nano TiC composite has optimum value of the mechanical properties when Nano TiC composition is 0,3% volume fraction with ultimate tensile strength of 132,31 MPa and the hardness of 55,18 HRB.

Keywords: AC4B Composite; Nano TiC; Stir Casting

Topic: Materials Science


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