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Physical property of multi walled carbon nanotube reinforced aluminium nano composite

A., Umma and Maleque, Md. Abdul and Yaacob, Iskandar Idris and A. R. , Mohamed (2012) Physical property of multi walled carbon nanotube reinforced aluminium nano composite. In: World Research & Innovation Convention on Engineering & Technology (WRICET2012), 3 - 5 December 2012, KL. (In Press)

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Abstract

The unique properties of carbon nanotube such as high strength, elastic modulus, flexibility and high aspect ratios changed the direction of the research in the field of fibrous materials and are attracting much interest as reinforcement to aluminium matrix for carbon nano tubes aluminium matrix (MWCNT-Al) nano-composite. However, the quality of the dispersion is the major concerning factor which determines the homogeneity of the enhanced physical, mechanical and tribological properties of the composite. This work study the physical property of the MWCNT-Al nano-composite prepared with different weight percentage of MWCNT in aluminium matrix using powder metallurgy route under high energy planetary ball milling operations at different time intervals. The bulk nano-composite powder was sintered using hot isostatic process at the temperature of 500oC for 60 minutes under argon gas. The experimental results showed significant amount of mass reduction up to 55% which ensure light weight material as a result of the effect of milling time and controlled atmospheres in the HIP machine. Addition of small percentage of MWCNT in aluminium matrix is the main contributing factor in achieving mass reduction, hence reduced the density of MWCNT-Al nano-composite material compared to pure aluminium.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6103/28171
Uncontrolled Keywords: Density, Aluminium, Carbon nano tube, nano-composite, Hot isostatic press machine
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T173.2 Technological change
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. M A Maleque
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2013 14:23
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2013 14:23
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/28171

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