Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Al-WC Composites

Simon, A., Lipusz, D., Baumli, P., Balint, P., Kaptay, G., Gergely, G., Sfikas, Athanasios, Lekatou, A., Karantzalis, A. and Gacsi, Z. (2015) Microstructure And Mechanical Properties Of Al-WC Composites. Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, 60 (2). pp. 1517-1521. ISSN 2300-1909

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The scope of the research work is the production and characterization of Al matrix composites reinforced with WC ceramic nanoparticles. The synthesis process was powder metallurgy. The produced composites were examined as far as their microstructure and mechanical properties (resistance to wear, micro/macrohardness). Intermetallic phases (Al12W and Al2Cu) were identified in the microstrucutre. Al4C3 was not detected in the composites. Adding more than 5 wt% WC to the aluminum, microhardness and wear resistance exceed the values of Al alloy. Composites having weak interface bond performed the highest wear rate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Composite, aluminum, WC, microstructure, mechanical properties
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
H900 Others in Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2021 09:15
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 15:17
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/45593

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