The hardness property and the wear
behavior of AA5052 aluminum alloy with the
reinforcement Al2O3 particles added in various
proportions as 5wt% and 10wt% to fabricate the
composite by employing the stir-casting process. The
wear resistance property of the fabricated composite
was studied under an optical microscope and the
hardness property was measured by the Vickers
hardness tester. The wear property and the hardness
property tend to be optimized with the increase in the
Al2O3 reinforcement percentage.
Keywords : AA5052, Wear behavior, Vickers hardness, Composite.