E. V. Ratna Kumar G.,K. Senthil kumar,J. A. Ranga Babu,




Aluminum 7075,Crab shell ash,Metal matrix composites,Sliding wear behavior,Stir casting,


This study examines the sliding wear behavior of aluminium 7075 composites supplemented with crab shell ash (CSA), a waste product from the seafood industry. The composites with different weight percentages of CSA (0%, 1%, 2%, and 3%) were created using the stir-casting procedure. Afterward, a pin-on-disc device was used to evaluate these composites under different sliding conditions. The primary aim of this research is to analyze the effects of CSA content and sliding parameters on composite wear performance. In the experiment, it was discovered that the stability of the composites differed depending on the amount of CSA that was present. The unreinforced aluminum 7075 alloy's wear resistance was enhanced with CSA particles, according to the data. Wear resistance is optimal at 3% CSA content and begins to decline somewhat above this concentration. As a contribution to sustainable material engineering, this study is significant since it improves metal matrix composites' properties by reusing waste materials. This research emphasizes the potential of using waste materials such as crab shell ash to enhance mechanical properties and wear resistance, to promote sustainability in material engineering approaches.


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