DADA, Aderemi and AJIBOLA, Wahab (2019) EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF METAL MATRIX COMPOSITE REINFORCED WITH SUGARCANE BAGASSE ASH. International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Research, 6 (2). pp. 13-28. ISSN 2393-8161

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The desire to provide a material of high quality and low weight has made metal matrix composite (MMC) undergo important consideration in recent years. Composite materials obtained by adding particles to the metals matrix have made remarkable progress in its development and application in aerospace and automotive industries. In this study, the micro structural and mechanical properties of zinc aluminum alumina reinforced with sugarcane bagasse ash were examined. Sugarcane bagasse ash is an agro waste generated from sugarcane. Solid sugarcane bagasse were poured and burnt on a steel plate in an open air for three hours. The ash obtained was condition in the furnace at temperature of 110oC for 180mins. Six samples were prepared with different composition. Alumina, and sugarcane bagasse were used as reinforced phase with zinc aluminum alloy at 100% Al and 0, 1,1.5,2,2.5wt.%. bagasse ash. The agro wastes and alumina were preheated before being introduced into the zinc aluminum composite in molten state .The mechanical properties such as tensile strength ,hardness test and torsion were used to characterize the composite produced .The result shows an increase in hardness, tensile and shear strength in sample C (1.0wt%SCBA,0.5wt%Al203) but gradually reduced in sample D(1.5wt%SCBA,0.5wt%Al203, sample E (2.0wt%SCBA,0.5wt%Al203) and sample F (2.5wt%SCBA,0.5wt%Al20 a linear relationship was established between increase in sugarcane bagasse (SCBA) and decrease in hardness, tensile and torsion. Sample C(1.0wt%SCBA,0.5wt%Al203) has the maximum value in hardness, tensile and torsion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TG Bridge engineering
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mr Daniel Kumoye
Date Deposited: 25 May 2020 19:50
Last Modified: 25 May 2020 19:50
URI: http://eprints.federalpolyilaro.edu.ng/id/eprint/197

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