MICROSTRUCTURAL CHARACTERIZATION OF AA6351 ALLOY BASED COMPOSITES
Materials with low weight and good performance are in great demand in applied materials science. Materials of this kind might be used in a wide range of applications, including marine, automotive, and aerospace. In the current study, an aluminium alloy AA6351 was reinforced with different percentages of TiB2 particles (0, 4 and 8 wt percent) that were effectively fabricated by potassium hexafluoro-titanate, exothermic reaction of inorganic salts, and potassium tetrafluoro-borate, with molten aluminium melt to bring out unprecedented properties. The composite's tensile, yield, compression, micro- and macro-hardness were all measured. During the in situ reaction between molten aluminium and the halide salts K2TiF6 and KBF4, TiB2 particles are formed.