Bending Strength of Cast Materials Reinforced with Hard Particles
Particle reinforcement via the insertion of hard particles is a promising process in materials reinforcing. Particle-reinforced spheroidal graphite martensitic cast iron (SGMC), in which mixed particles of cermet and cemented carbide are dispersed, was achieved by an insertion process. A four-point bending strength test was applied to evaluate the particle composite material. An evaporative pattern process was used on the bending-test specimen to form a composite layer in the central part. Using a combination of three sizes of cermet particles and two sizes of cemented-carbide particles, the bending strength was found to increase with each small-particle combination. The Weibull coefficient m of the four-point bending strength of the particle-reinforced composite material (PRCM) ranged from 4 to 13, and m was large in the specimen with large bending strength.
Adel Nofal and Mohamed Waly
S. Aso et al., "Bending Strength of Cast Materials Reinforced with Hard Particles", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 457, pp. 404-409, 2011