Hardened Aluminium with Discontinuous Copper Threads
The paper presents the influence of the quantity of discontinuous reinforced threads on the mechanical characteristics of some samples obtained through deformation from composite material with metallic matrix. As a raw material for obtaining the matrix it was used aluminum powder and as a reinforcing phase, short and long copper threads with different volumetric percentages. The products have been plastically deformed at a final diameter of 3mm. The presence of the copper threads dispersed in the aluminum matrix in quantities of up to 16% copper (volumetric percentages), determines the hardening of the composite material. Above this limit the increase in the quantity of copper is no longer justified as it begins fragilizing the aluminum matrix.
- 2006 fascicula9 nr2