Effect of Ni on Characteristics and Structure of Aluminium Brass
Studying effects of Ni content (0.6%, 0.8% and 1.0%) on structure and properties of aluminum brass (Cu-22.7Zn-3.0Al) as-cast ingot, cold-rolled and annealed sheet. The results show that: Ni can restrain the precipitation of β phase, and increase percentage of α phase during casting process. The proportion of α phase of ingot as-cast grows up with the increase of Ni content in the alloy. α phase refines gradually and shape changes to needle-like and distributes more uniform with the increase of Ni. The average grain size of α phase of ingot as-cast is 33.57μm, 31.78μm and 28.32μm respectively, and the percentage of α phase as-cast is 69.73%, 75.18% and 78.91% corresponding to 0.6%, 0.8% and 1.0% Ni respectively in the alloy. The tensile strength and hardness enhance and elongation drops with the increase of Ni content. The hardness, tensile strength and elongation is 238.7HV, 784.9MPa and 3.7% respectively for 0.2mm thickness cold-rolled sheet with 1.0% Ni in the alloy. The sheet from 1.0mm to 0.2mm thickness undergoes deformation and heat-treatment process. The hardness and tensile strength of cold-rolled strip of 0.2mm thickness are 205HV and 691.16MPa that increase 13.25% and 16.45% than cold-rolled sheet of 1.0mm thickness.
Jianmin Zeng, Taosen Li, Shaojian Ma, Zhengyi Jiang and Daoguo Yang
W. Cai et al., "Effect of Ni on Characteristics and Structure of Aluminium Brass", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 194-196, pp. 1347-1351, 2011