IIUM Repository

Reuse of marble wastes as reinforcement phase in LM6 aluminium matrix composites for automotive applications

Fuhaid, Mutlag S. and Murali, R.V. and Maleque, Md Abdul and Abd Rahman, Mohamed (2021) Reuse of marble wastes as reinforcement phase in LM6 aluminium matrix composites for automotive applications. International Journal of Powertrains, 10 (2). pp. 188-203. ISSN 1742-4267 E-ISSN 1742-4275

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (1MB) | Request a copy


Reuse of waste materials as reinforcement phase in metal matrix composites is considered as one of the key areas of research due to many advantages such as cost reduction due to abundant availability of the waste materials, unchanged strength of the resulting composites and no special process required for producing composites. In Oman, it is reported that around 100-ton marble wastes are dumped as landfills/day. Waste management is at infancy in Oman which prompts a need to explore alternate applications for landfilled wastes. This paper experimentally verifies the use of marble wastes in making LM6 aluminium matrix composites (AMC) with the help of particle characterisation, elemental analysis and mechanical testing. The results demonstrated an increase of 27% in tensile strength and a two-fold increase in hardness value of composites developed with 5% MW as reinforcement phase, thus confirming that marble wastes are a potential alternate material in developing AMCs.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: LM6 alloy; aluminium composites; marble wastes; mechanical properties; microstructural analysis.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T11.95 Industrial directories
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T173.2 Technological change
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy > TN600 Metallurgy
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP200 Manufacture and use of chemicals
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2021 16:17
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 16:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/92112

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year