Effects of Titanium Carbide and E-Glass on the Mechanical Properties of Aluminum 7075 Metal Matrix Composites
AbstractThis study used a stir casting method to fabricate AA 7075/ (0, 2, 4, and 6 weight percent) TiC/ (0, 1, 5, 3 and 7 weight percent) E-Glass metal matrix composites. A technique known as advanced electron microscope was used to effectively characterise the manufactured composites. The mechanical properties were determined by the tensile strength and hardness results, which have been meticulously investigated. When likened to monolithic AA 7075 alloy, the dispersion of TiC particles with E-Glass fibre and their embedding over the ductile AA 7075 matrix was successfully obtained, resulting in excellent mechanical and surface behaviour with the function of TiC particles with E-Glass fibre. The particulate strengthening of hard TiC particles over the soft ductile phase was responsible for these results. Furthermore, SEM demonstrations that AA 7075-x weight percent TiC-y weight percent E-Glass metal matrix composites were successfully manufactured, with no other intermetallic phases found.