Chemical and Materials Engineering Vol. 5(2), pp. 26 - 33
DOI: 10.13189/cme.2017.050202
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Synthesis of Titanium Oxide Particles Reinforced with Magnesium by Argon Controlled Stir Casting Process and Characterization


Lakshmanan Pillai A. 1,*, Jinu G. R. 2
1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cape Institute of Technology, India
2 College of Engineering Nagercoil, Anna University, India

ABSTRACT

The experimental investigations of magnesium based matrix reinforced with the TiO2 particles with 2.5, 5, 7.5 and 10% weight ratios are presented in this research paper. The purpose of this work is to elaborate the manufacturing processes of pure magnesium metal with the addition of Titanium oxide through the vacuum stir casting route with the use of Argon as shielding gas to prevent the oxidation. The Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) was used to resize the samples for conducting experiments. The mechanical parameters like density, hardness, tensile strength and ultimate tensile strength were evaluated by immersion test, Rockwell Tester and UTM respectively. The presence of particles in phase is ensured by XRD analysis. The microstructural examinations revealed that homogeneous distribution of reinforcing particles in magnesium matrix. The results also proved that improvement of 24% in Hardness, 29.8% in Ultimate tensile strength due to addition of particles.

KEYWORDS
Magnesium, Titanium Oxide, XRD Analysis, SEM Analysis, Mechanical Properties, Stir Casting

Cite this paper
Lakshmanan Pillai A. , Jinu G. R. (2017). Synthesis of Titanium Oxide Particles Reinforced with Magnesium by Argon Controlled Stir Casting Process and Characterization. Chemical and Materials Engineering, 5 , 26 - 33. doi: 10.13189/cme.2017.050202.