Metal matrix composites are widely used engineering materials which are replacing the conventional metallic alloys in aerospace and automobile, marine and sports industries. Among the all metal matrix composites (MMCs), aluminium based MMCs are extensively used in manufacturing fields due to its excellent properties like high strength to weight ratio and resistance to corrosion. The objective of this paper is to examine the effect of stirring speed on mechanical properties of aluminium 6082/ SiC/carbon black MMCs. The samples have been made through stirring casting process. The tensile strength, flexural strength, impact strength and hardness have been tested at various stirring speed. It has been revealed from the analysis that MMC fabricated at 800 rpm stirring speed shows optimal values of hardness (73.2 HRC), tensile strength (340 MPa), flexural strength (169.5 MPa) and impact strength (46 KJ/m2).
MMC, Stirring speed, SiC, Carbon Black