Evolution of SiC Particle Distribution in Spray Codeposited SiCp/ 7075 Al Composites during Extrusion
The evolution of SiC particle distribution in spray codeposition SiCp/7075Al composite during extrusion was investigated. A unique metallurgical pattern designated as ring- and band-pattern in the cross section of the extruded products occurred which comprises areas with higher and lower concentrations of SiC particles. The factors that contributed to the evolution of SiC particles distribution feather during plastic deformation were analyzed. The difference of flowability between the matrix and SiC particles was supposed to be the main factor accounting for the forming of the ring- and band-pattern. In addition, concentration difference of SiC particles between different deposition layers will also contribute to the forming of the ring- and band-pattern. A simple model was proposed to describe the evolution of SiC particle distribution during extrusion.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
M. Zhan et al., "Evolution of SiC Particle Distribution in Spray Codeposited SiCp/ 7075 Al Composites during Extrusion", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 2835-2840, 2005