S. Sakthivelu, M. Meignanamoorthy, M. Ravichandran and P. P. Sethusundaram
it has greater tribological and mechanical properties in various engineering applications [ 3 ]. Due to its high strength, high stiffness and wear resistance, aluminum based composites have been accredited as superior material in all the engineering fields [ 4 ]. The aluminum alloy based composites are especially being used as automobile components manufacturing such as piston, connecting rod, microwave filters, vibrator component, contactors, impellers and space structures because of its extended properties [ 5 ]. Stircasting technique is one of the promising
, the strength of the composite drops similarly, with decrease in matrix strength at increasing temperature. Composites produced at an industrial scale are used for manufacturing of pistons, cylindrical sleeves, disc sand brake drums. Specimens casting is done through stircasting technique.
To find the mechanical properties, specimens are subjected to various tests such as wear, hardness, tensile, radiography and impact tests, and interpretation of CAD/CAM/CAE is very helpful to design, analyse, optimize and interpret the data. Compared to traditional aluminium