Effect of Graphene Nanoplatelets addition on mechanical properties of pure aluminum using a semi-powder method

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In recent years, graphene has attracted considerable research interest in all fields of science due to its unique properties. Its excellent mechanical properties lead it to be used in nano-composites for strength enhancement. This paper reports an Aluminum-Graphene Nanoplatelets (Al/GNPs) composite using a semi-powder method followed by hot extrusion. The effect of GNP nano-particle integration on tensile, compressive and hardness response of Al is investigated in this paper. It is demonstrated that 0.3. wt% Graphene Nanoplatelets distributed homogeneously in the matrix aluminum act as an effective reinforcing filler to prevent deformation. Compared to monolithic aluminum (in tension), Al-0.3. wt% GNPs composite exhibited higher 0.2% yield strength (+14.7%), ultimate tensile strength (+11.1%) and lower failure strain (-40.6%). Surprisingly, compared to monolithic Al (in compression), Al-0.3. wt% GNPs composite exhibited same 0.2% compressive yield strength and lower ultimate compression strength (-7.8%), and lower failure strain (-20.2%). The Al-0.3. wt% GNPs composite exhibited higher Vickers hardness compared to monolithic aluminum (+11.8%). Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used to investigate the surface morphology, elemental percentage composition, and phase analysis, respectively.

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Rashad, M., Pan, F., Tang, A., & Asif, M. (2014). Effect of Graphene Nanoplatelets addition on mechanical properties of pure aluminum using a semi-powder method. Progress in Natural Science: Materials International, 24(2), 101–108. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnsc.2014.03.012

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