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Formation of the Transition Zone "Matrix Alloy - Reinforcing Granules" in the Process of Solid-Liquid Synthesis of Composite Material

Casted composite materials have found certain application in mechanical engineering. Their advantages are lower cost due to the use of casting technology (solid-liquid synthesis), absence of any restriction on the shape and weight of parts. It is known that the transition zone between the matrix alloy and reinforcing phase plays an important role on the level of mechanical properties of cast composites. So, the aim of the study is investigations of transition zone formation during the infiltration of matrix alloy into the frame formed by the reinforcing phase. Copper based alloy was used as a matrix alloy and cast-iron granules were used as a reinforcing phase. Cast composite materials have been exposed for different time during the synthesis. Specimens were studied using electron microscopy. Results on the concentration distribution of main elements (Si, Fe, Cu) in a transition zone are presented. It is shown that the formation of transition zone starts during the infiltration process with further its growth during the exposition at the synthesis temperature. It is established that the formation of the transition zone takes place not only due to elements diffusion but as well due to the dissolution of granules of reinforcing phase. Experiments carried out allow establishing some peculiarities of the transition zone formation. To achieve required level of mechanical properties it is necessary to control the melt temperature and duration of the synthesis of cast composite materials.

Synthesis of Casted Composite Materials, Transition Zone, Elements’ Distribution, Dissolution of Granules

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Alexander Kalinichenko, Uladislau Kalinichenko, Igor Voitov, Valery Luhin. (2023). Formation of the Transition Zone "Matrix Alloy - Reinforcing Granules" in the Process of Solid-Liquid Synthesis of Composite Material. International Journal of Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy, 8(1), 9-14. https://doi.org/10.11648/j.ijmpem.20230801.12

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Alexander Kalinichenko; Uladislau Kalinichenko; Igor Voitov; Valery Luhin. Formation of the Transition Zone "Matrix Alloy - Reinforcing Granules" in the Process of Solid-Liquid Synthesis of Composite Material. Int. J. Miner. Process. Extr. Metall. 2023, 8(1), 9-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmpem.20230801.12

AMA Style

Alexander Kalinichenko, Uladislau Kalinichenko, Igor Voitov, Valery Luhin. Formation of the Transition Zone "Matrix Alloy - Reinforcing Granules" in the Process of Solid-Liquid Synthesis of Composite Material. Int J Miner Process Extr Metall. 2023;8(1):9-14. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmpem.20230801.12

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