Chandragandhi Bhagyanathan, Palanisamy Karuppuswamy, Raman Raghu, Soundar Gowtham, Manickam Ravi
November 15, 2018
These days, a lot of metal scraps are generated by the automobile industry since the use of vehicles is increasing globally. As the production of automobile increases, the use of aluminum alloys has been increasing in automobile applications. Since the resources for the production of primary aluminum are getting scarce and the production of primary aluminum is highly expensive, production of components using secondary aluminum alloy in the form of scraps is highly essential. The present study deals with the re-melting of aluminium alloy scraps and the production of secondary aluminum alloy through a gravity die casting process. An investigation of its microstructure, chemical composition and mechanical properties such as hardness, tensile strength and an impact test have been performed and compared with the properties of primary and standard aluminum alloy. Porosity of secondary aluminum alloy is observed macroscopically. In addition a radiograph test was performed to study the internal defects of the secondary aluminum alloy.