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Effect of microwave sintering on the mechanical and structural properties of pewter alloy

Mohamed Ariff, Tasnim Firdaus and Gabbitas, Brian (2008) Effect of microwave sintering on the mechanical and structural properties of pewter alloy. RJooiSA, Transactions on Material Science, 8 (1). ISSN 0-9703797-5-7

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97%Sn 2%Cu 1%Sb (pewter) alloys were examined to determine the effect of green density, sintering time and sintering temperature on the mechanical and structural properties of the conventional and microwave sintered compacts. Two compaction loads; 30kN and 40kN were used to produce the samples with different green densities. Eight different time-temperature combinations were used for each heat treatment. Samples with a higher green density resulted in a higher sintered density and higher hardness. Longer sintering time and higher sintering temperatures resulted in higher densities, larger grain size and higher hardness for both sintering methods. However, the microwave sintered samples in general have finer microstructures, higher densities and higher hardness compared to the conventional sintered samples in a much shorter duration. Better mechanical and structural properties were achieved by microwave sintering in 15 minutes compared to 120 minutes by conventional sintering.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: microwave sintering, conventional sintering, mechanical & structural properties, pewter
Subjects: T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy > TN600 Metallurgy
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Tasnim Firdaus Ariff
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2013 12:50
Last Modified: 02 May 2013 12:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26343

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