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A note on the effect of glass reinforcement on the properties of as-cast and heat treated Zn–12Al composite alloy
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Z.M. El-Baradie، نويسنده , , M. Waly، نويسنده , , A.N. Abd El-Azim، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2001
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Zn–12 wt.% aluminum alloy with and without glass reinforcements was prepared by compocast method. Glass particulate and/or short glass fiber reinforcements in the range of 5 wt.% were introduced into the vortex created in the molten alloy through an impeller rotated at 600–800 rpm. Specimens from reinforced and unreinforced alloys were heat treated with different aging times. Examination of the microstructure was carried out on the as-cast materials using optical microscopy. SEM microscopy was also used to examine the fracture and wear surfaces. Tensile and wear tests were employed on the as-cast and heat treated materials at room temperature. Also, tensile tests at 150°C were carried out on the as-cast specimens. The results revealed that glass reinforcements refined the structure of Zn–12Al. On the other hand, the mechanical properties and wear resistance of as-cast and heat treated alloys were improved by the addition of reinforcements. In the case of short fiber and particulate, the UTS, YS and elongation show higher values compared to fiber or particulate reinforcement. At elevated temperature, a decrease in tensile properties of both matrix and composite alloys was shown, but the glass reinforcements showed some improvement in the tensile properties compared to the Zn–12Al alloy. This improvement was accompanied by a substantial increase in ductility.
Keywords :
Glass , Reinforcement , Heat treated , Aluminum
Journal title :
Journal of Materials Processing Technology
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