Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Author’s Name : Karthick | A.Alavudeen | S.Aravindkumar | M.Jaganathan | S.Karthiunnamed

Volume 03 Issue 05 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 19-22

Abstract –  In this paper, the fabrication methods andCharacterization aluminium and cenosphere composite are discussed. Composite are most successful and widely materials used now a days in the various types of industries as these exhibit significantly improved properties including low density, good wear resistance & hardness as compared to alloys or any other metal. Aluminium as metal matrix and cenosphere as reinforcement has been used since it  has various applications in aircraft and space industries because of lower weight to strength ratio. Among various reinforced materials used, cenosphere , is the one of thecheapest  and low density reinforcement which is available as waste product after the coal is burnt in thermal power plants. Hence aluminium metal matrix with cenosphere as reinforcement can easily overcome the cost barrier and has serve best supplement having different physical and mechanical properties for serving wide range of applications.

Keywords—  Aluminium, fabrication, Composite, reinforcement, cenosphere.


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