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Mechanical properties of sintered aluminum alloy compacts

Hrairi, Meftah and Mohamad Ravi, Fadzly (2011) Mechanical properties of sintered aluminum alloy compacts. In: Advanced Topics in Mechanical Behavior of Materials. IIUM Press, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 156-160. ISBN 978-967-418-174-1

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Aluminum alloy A356 is used in automotive transmission cases, water cooled cylinder blocks, pistons, connecting rods, and also other moderate strength components [1]. Pistons are made from materials having properties such as high compressive strength and high hardness in order to handle the high temperature and pressure produced in the cylinder while combustion strokes take place. Pistons also need to have high corrosive resistance because they are exposed to highly combustible air and fuel mixtures. The reciprocating piston that goes up and down in motion also needs to be very wear resistant in order to maintain a longer life cycle of the piston. Based on the experimental study conducted in this work, the A356 produced parts using the P/M process seem to have better mechanical properties than similar parts produced using the conventional permanent mold cast process. This A356 material can also be applied to make the engine valves which require very similar characteristics to the piston

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4980/19883
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aluminum alloy compacts, mechanical properties
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Sakinah Kamaludin
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2012 14:36
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2012 14:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/19883

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