Experimental Characterization of Metal Matrix Composite with Aluminium Matrix and Molybdenum Powders as Reinforcement


This paper is on the successful fabrication of Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) using an Aluminium plate and Molybdenum powder by Friction Stir Process (FSP). The aim was to produce a superficial MMC layer on the Al plate in order to increase the mechanical properties of the as received Al plate. A uniform dispersion of Mo particles in the Al matrix was observed from SEM observations and EDX analyses and a significant improvement in the Vickers microhardness was also detected.

Procedia Engineering, 167(245-251)
Amit Arora
Associate Professor of Materials Engineering

Amit Arora is Associate Professor of Materials Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar. He leads the Advanced Materials Processing Research Group at IIT Gandhinagar which works in the area of numerical modeling of welding and joining processes, additive manufacturing processes, and friction stir welding and processing including tool wear during FSW, numerical modeling of dissimilar FSW, and mechanical and electrochemical characterization of friction stir surface composites. Recent works have been published in journals such as Wear, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Heat and Mass Transfer.