PENGARUH WAKTU AGING TERHADAP KEKERASAN DAN STRUKTUR MIKRO KOMPOSIT Al-Si-Mg/Al2O3 DENGAN METODE STIR CASTING

  • Salahuddin Junus Staf Pengajar Jurusan Teknik Mesin Fakultas Teknik Universitas Jember
  • Anne Zulfia Departement Metalurgy dan Material, Fakultas Teknik, University Indonesia
  • Melisa Melisa Departement Metalurgy dan Material, Fakultas Teknik, University Indonesia
  • Lilis Mariani Pusat Teknologi Roket, LAPAN

Abstract

Aluminum composite needs proper aging period to achieve its optimum mechanical properties through  precipitation hardening process. In this research, alumina (Al2O3) particulate reinforced aluminum alloy 6061 composite which is fabricated by stir casting method, undergoes T6 treatment in 175°C for 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours, and 8 hours. Mechanical properties evaluations such as tensile testing, hardness testing,  and wear rate testing; also microstructure and SEM observation are conducted. Research shows that the  optimum  artificial aging period for the aluminum composite is 6 hours in 175°C. Wear rate decreases after T6 treatment  applied. Hardness  increases after T6 treatment applied with aging period of 4 and 6 hours. Tensile strength decreases compared to as-cast composite due  to  formation  of  void  at  interface  when T6 treatment conducted. Manufacturing factors will affect the mechanical properties of composite.

Keywords: Aluminum composite, billet Al.6061, T6, aging period, stir casting

Published
2014-11-01
How to Cite
JUNUS, Salahuddin et al. PENGARUH WAKTU AGING TERHADAP KEKERASAN DAN STRUKTUR MIKRO KOMPOSIT Al-Si-Mg/Al2O3 DENGAN METODE STIR CASTING. ROTOR, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 40-43, nov. 2014. ISSN 2460-0385. Available at: <https://jurnal.unej.ac.id/index.php/RTR/article/view/1614>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2019.
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