Casting of Net Inserted Aluminum Alloy Composite Strip
The net-inserted metal matrix composite strip could be cast by a twin roll caster at only one process. The net could be inserted in the strip or lower surface of the aluminium alloy strip. The matrix was Al-12mass%Si, and inserted net was made from SUS304 stainless steel. The diameter of the wire of the net was 0.29mm, and distance between the wires was 0.98mm (#20). The roll speed was 30m/min. The net was not reacted with the matrix, and there was not gap between the matrix and the net. The mechanical property of the net-inserted composite strip was affected by the direction of the wire of the net. When the angle of the wire against the tensile direction was 45 degrees, elongation of the composite became better than that of the matrix from 14% up to 23%. This reason was improvement of the local contraction of the composite strip. The net-inserted composite strip could be cold rolled. The reduction of the net was smaller than that of the strip. The reduction of the wire at rolling direction was larger than that of the wire at lateral direction.
M.S.J. Hashmi, S. Mridha and S. Naher
R. Nakamura et al., "Casting of Net Inserted Aluminum Alloy Composite Strip", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 264-265, pp. 1899-1904, 2011