Mechanical Characterization of Nanomaterial Reinforced Aluminum-based Hybrid Nanocomposites
Nanostructures are viewed as definitive fiber materials as a reinforcement for matrices because of their impressive properties. Because of their phenomenal mechanical properties Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphene (GR), and nanodiamond (ND) have made an enormous proportion of intensity in research over the world. Multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs), Graphene, and Nano Diamond were utilized as reinforcements for the current work. Nanostructures with their extraordinary strength, minute size, and high aspect ratio were used as reinforcements in commercial-purity Al matrix. These nanocomposites were manufactured by various different routes such as casting and powder metallurgy techniques. Both of these methods are helpful for the preparation of MWCNTs/Al nanocomposites. These nanocomposites were manufactured with various weight fractions of reinforcements and characterized for their mechanical properties and indicated improved properties in contrast with the base Al matrix. Al/MWCNT nanocomposites, Al/MWCNT/GR hybrid nanocomposites and Al/MWCNT/GR/ND hybrid nanocomposites samples were tested for their mechanical properties such as Young’s modulus, percentage elongation yield strength, and ultimate Strength. Mechanical characterization of these prepared composite samples demonstrated improved strength when compared with the casted samples.
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