Analysis of the Influence of Starting Materials and Processing Conditions on the Properties of W/Cu Alloys
Arévalo Mora, Cristina María
Pérez-Soriano, Eva María
Rubio Escudero, Cristina
|Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos
Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ingeniería y Ciencia de los Materiales y del Transporte
|In this work, a study of the influence of the starting materials and the processing time used
to developW/Cu alloys is carried out. Regarding powder metallurgy as a promising fabrication route,
the difficulties in ...
In this work, a study of the influence of the starting materials and the processing time used to developW/Cu alloys is carried out. Regarding powder metallurgy as a promising fabrication route, the difficulties in producingW/Cu alloys motivated us to investigate the influential factors on the final properties of the most industrially demanding alloys: 85-W/15-Cu, 80-W/20-Cu, and 75-W/25-Cu alloys. Two different tungsten powders with large variation among their particle size—fine (Wf) and coarse (Wc) powders—were used for the preparation ofW/Cu alloys. Three weight ratios of fine and coarse (Wf:Wc) tungsten particles were analyzed. These powders were labelled as “tungsten bimodal powders”. The powder blends were consolidated by rapid sinter pressing (RSP) at 900 C and 150MPa, and were thus sintered and compacted simultaneously. The elemental powders andW/Cu alloys were studied by optical microscopy (OM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Thermal conductivity, hardness, and densification were measured. Results showed that the synthesis ofW/Cu using bimodal tungsten powders significantly affects the final alloy properties. The higher the tungsten content, the more noticeable the effect of the bimodal powder. The best bimodalWpowder was the blend with 10 wt % of fine tungsten particles (10-Wf:90-Wc). These specimens present good values of densification and hardness, and higher values of thermal conductivity than other bimodal mixtures.
|Junta de Andalucía
|Montealegre Meléndez, I., Arévalo, C., Pérez-Soriano, E.M., Neubauer, E., Rubio Escudero, C. y Kitzmantel, M. (2017). Analysis of the Influence of Starting Materials and Processing Conditions on the Properties of W/Cu Alloys. Materials, 10 (2)