DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMOBILE PISTON FROM ALUMINIUM ALLOY AND COCONUT SHELL ASH AS ADDITIVE
The research investigated the use of coconut shell ash as reinforcement in aluminium alloy matrix for production of an automobile piston. Numerous studies have been carried out that established that piston failures were mostly as a result fatigue stress at the top head and gudgeoned pin areas of the piston. The present work investigated the production of piston that has optimum strength and fuel economy. A sample of piston was cast, using stir-casting process and machined to size from aluminium alloy and coconut Shell ash as additive. A 12-valve Toyota engine was used to determine the performance and effectiveness of the produced piston. The piston was put to use, and was found to be serviceable.
Authors : M. A. Abba-Aji, J. O. Abu, S. A. Lawal, O. K. Abubakre
Category : Open Access Volume (Issue) : 5(2) Date Uploaded : 26th May 2020