STUDIES OF IMPRESSION CREEP BEHAVIOR OF ALUMINUM (7079) BASED CARBON
FIBER REINFORCED METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES

Author(s): 

Ananthkrishna Somayaji1*, Narasimha Markala, Ajit M.Hebbale

Affiliation(s): 

Department of Mechanical Engineering, NMAM Institute of Technology, Nitte.574110, India

*Corresponding Author Email: aksomayaji8@nitte.edu.in

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The eneThis current work aims to is to assess the impression creep behavior of Aluminum based Carbon Fiber reinforced Metal Matrix Composites for three different temperature namely, room temperature, 100oC and 200oC under a constant load of 2 Kg and to find the steady-state creep rates and creep mechanism occurring. In this test, a cylindrical indenter with a flat end is allowed under the action of stress to make a shallow impression on the surface of the specimen. Penetration depth at given stress is measured as a function of time to obtain an impression creep curve. At constant stress similarity can be seen between impression creep curve and normal creep curve. The same procedure is repeated for different temperature conditions. The impression creep curve explains creep characteristics of the specimens. Four different grade carbon specimens are used for testing. Deflection readings are noted for a time interval of 30 seconds. Impression creep curve will be plotted to find the creep behavior.