This paper reports on studies of the influence of post-process artificial aging (PPAA) treatment on tensile properties of SiC particles reinforced AA6061-T6 surface metal matrix composite via Friction stir process (FSP). In FSPed composite the SiC particles were uniformly distributed in stir zone without any defect and exhibited higher micro hardness than as-received Al alloy. FSPed composite was exhibited lower tensile properties compared to as-received Al and after the application of post-process artificial aging treatment the tensile properties were increased around 50% than the untreated material at 170 o C for soaking period of 16hr.
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