Investigation of the Microstructure and Hardness of SiCP Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites
The purpose of this study is to find a relationship between the parameters describing the microstructural homogeneity of SiC particle reinforced Al metal matrix composites. The Al-SiC powder mixtures having different particle size combinations were hot-pressed after careful mixing. The optical microscope images of the microstructures were processed by using an image analyzing program; the binary morphology was chosen for characterizing the SiC particle distribution.
P.J. Szabó, T. Réti, T. Czigány
A. Makszimus et al., "Investigation of the Microstructure and Hardness of SiCP Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 589, pp. 239-244, 2008