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Prerana Educational and Social Trust (R)

PES Institute of Technology and Management, Shivamogga


Department of Mechanical Engineering
STUDENT PROJECT SYNOPSIS FOR THE YEAR 2019-20
1. Project Title : MECHANICAL CHARACTERISATION OF LM4 ALLOY
REINFORCED WITH GLASS MARBLES

2. Branch: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

3. Name of project guide:


1. Name: Mr. Koushik P K
Email Id: koushik.pk@pestrust.edu.in
Contact No.: 9663870722

4. Name of Team Members:


1. Name: Ramesh P T
USN No.: 4PM16ME074
Email Id: rameshptyadav1999@gmail.com
Mobile No.: 7204762036

2. Name: Rudresh M
USN No.: 4PM16ME078
Email Id: rudreshm8123@gmail.com
Mobile No: 8123846857

3. Name: Raghu G M

USN No: 4PM16ME069

Email Id: raghugm2016@gmail.com


Mobile No.: 9164363517

4. Name : Sanju G R
USN No.: 4PM16ME088
Email Id: sanjugr2020@gmail.com
Mobile No.: 7090822764

5. Team Leader of the Project:


Name: Raghu G M
USN No.: 4PM16ME069
Email Id: raghugm2016@gmail.com
Mobile No.: 9164363517

6. Date of commencement of the Project: 1st September 2019

7. Probable date of completion of the project: March 2020

8. Is this project, an improvised work of project awarded as "Best Project


of the Year" in previous year project?
No
9. Scope / Objectives of the project:
• To prepare the composites (specimens) by implementing stir casting technique
effectively by varying the compositions

• To perform necessary machining on the composites to prepare it as test specimens of


required specifications by turning and facing operations using the lathe.

• Effectively conducting the mechanical tests on the composites such as hardness and
shear tests.

• Using the test results, studying the influence of glass marbles on the hardness and
shear strength of LM4 aluminium alloy after the reinforcement.

10. Methodology:
Materials

Among all other aluminium alloys, Al-Si5Cu3Mn0.5 eutectic alloy (LM4) has lower
melting temperature. This alloy is easy to cast and has reliable machining characteristics.
Most of the automotive components are made by LM4 alloy. LM4 has not been exploited to
very great extent. Compared to other reinforcing materials glass marbles offers several
advantages, in particular on the fronts of availability and cost. LM4 alloy was the matrix
material and glass marbles were added as the reinforcement. The glass marbles powder was
prepared by crushing the commercially available. The glass powder was graded according
to its fineness with standard sieves.

Methodology involves the following steps

> Preparation of composites using stir casting technique

> Machining as per requirement

> Testing for various mechanical properties

11. Expected Outcome of the project:


> By this, the stir casting method for the preparation of composites is effectively
implemented.

> Prepared composites will show better mechanical and wear resistant property

12. Application of the project:


Industry

1. In day today life LM4 widely used in aircraft and automobile industrys.
2. In automobile industry used for manufacturing of crank case, gear box,clutch
case,switch gear covers.
3. LM4 is also used in the production of sand and permanent mould casting.

13. Is the project proposed relevant to the Industry or Institution?


Yes
14. Can the product or process developed in the project be taken up for
filing a Patent?

No

15. Budget details (break-up details should be given):

Budget Amount

a) Materials / Consumables 2000

b) Labor 1000

c) Travel 1000

d) Report 3000

e) Miscellaneous 1000

Total 8000

(Name & Signature of Project Guide)


Email Id:koushik.pk@pestrust.edu.in
Contact No.: 9663870722