SIMA Processing of Cu34wt.%Zn2wt.%Pb Brass Alloy
Effects of SIMA processing on size and shape of primary solid particles of Cu34wt.%Zn2wt.%Pb brass alloy was investigated. The optimal temperature for semisolid processing of the alloy was found to be around 890 °C using Thermo-calc simulation software. Liquid fraction sensitivity of the alloy around this temperature is 0.012. The results indicated the formation of non-dendritic microstructure even after 1 min holding of 10% cold worked sample at 890 °C. Sphericity of the primary solid particles increased by increasing the cold working ratio and holding time. The smallest size (103 μm) and highest shape factor (0.84) of the primary solid particles were achieved at 30% cold working ratio and 5 min holding time.
Qiang Zhu, Ahmed Rassili, Stephen P. Midson and Xiao Gang Hu
H. Tavakkoli et al., "SIMA Processing of Cu34wt.%Zn2wt.%Pb Brass Alloy", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 285, pp. 176-182, 2019