Influence of Technology Parameters on Properties of AA6061/SiC Composites Produced By Kobo Method
The influence of extrusion parameters on surface
quality and properties of AA6061+x% vol. SiC (x = 0; 2,5; 5; 7,5;10)
composites was discussed in this paper. The averages size of
AA6061 and SiC particles were 10.6 μm and 0.42 μm, respectively.
Two series of composites (I - compacts were preheated at extrusion
temperature through 0.5 h and cooled by water directly after process;
II - compacts were preheated through 3 hours and were not cooled)
were consolidated via powder metallurgy processing and extruded by
KoBo method. High values of density for both series of composites
were achieved. Better surface quality was observed for II series of
composites. Moreover, for these composites lower (compared to I
series) but more uniform strength properties over the cross-section of
the bar were noticed. Microstructure and Young-s modulus
investigations were made.
aluminum alloy, extrusion, metal matrix composites,