|About this Abstract
||2023 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Late News Poster Session
||N-27: Mechanical Properties of AA5083/Coal Composites Fabricated via Friction Stir Processing Technique
||Velaphi Msomi, Sipokazi Mabuwa, Oritonda Muribwathoho
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The fabrication of metal matrix composites is always associated with the response to a weight reduction of structures. The primarily targeted structures are used for transportation because they contribute to global warming through air pollution. The construction of these structures is dominated by heavy metals like steel and steel is the best choice for such applications due to its mechanical properties. There are different types of materials being proposed to replace steel as a way of reducing structural weight, however, most of those materials do not match the mechanical properties of steel. This then suggests that there must be a mechanism used to enhance the mechanical properties of such materials without increasing weight. This work reports on the influence of coal on the mechanical properties of AA5083. The microstructural analysis of the coal reinforced specimens has been studied comparatively with the mechanical behaviour of the said specimen.
||Aluminum, Joining, Composites