Research Papers/Topics in Material Science

Extrudate characteristics produced from high density screw-type extruder machine

Etrudate characteristics of briquettes produced and effects of extrusion factors using an existing screw extruder have been investigated. The feedstock material used in the test is sawdust collected from sawmills around Ibadan metropolis. Particle distribution analysis of materials collected showed that the size varies between 6-8 mm with 10-20% powdery component (< 4 mesh) which is known to give better products. Samples of briquettes produced were used for physical characterizatio...

Abrasive wear behaviour of Al-Cu-Mg/palm kernel shell ash particulate composite

This paper presents a systematic approach to develop a wear model of Al-Cu-Mg/Palmkernel shell ash particulate composites (PKSAp) produced by double stir -castingmethod. Four factors, five levels, central composite, rotatable design matrix was usedto optimize the number of experiments. The factors considered were sliding velocity,sliding distance, normal load and mass fraction of PKSA reinforcement in the matrix.Response surface methodology (RSM) was employed to develop the mathematicalmodel....