ABSTRACT Aluminium metal matrix composites are finding increased applications in many areas. Adding of the third element to the metal matrix make the composite hybrid. This paper presents the study on the surface roughness characteristics of a hybrid aluminium metal matrix (Al6061-SiC-Al2O3) composites. The experimental studies were carried out on a lathe. The composites were prepared using the liquid metallurgy technique, in which 3, 6 and 9 wt % of particulates SiC and Al2O3 were dispersed in the base matrix. The obtained cast composites were carefully machined. The characteristics that influence the surface roughness such as feed rate, depth of cut and cutting speed were studied, which made the analysis come to a conclusion that the surface roughness is increases with the increase of feed rate and it reduces the surface roughness with the increase of cutting speed.
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T. Sasimurugan and K. Palanikumar, "Analysis of the Machining Characteristics on Surface Roughness of a Hybrid Aluminium Metal Matrix Composite (Al6061-SiC-Al2O3)," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 10 No. 13, 2011, pp. 1213-1224. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2011.1013094.
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