Effect of Porosity, Density and Temperature on Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of Hybrid Premix Sponge Ferrous Compact
This study on hybrid premix sponge ferrous sintered materials is focused on its mechanical properties and microstructure with respect to the amount of porosity. The pressure of 430 MPa and sintering temperatures 1090 °C, 1115 °C, and 1130 °C in a Nitrogen atmosphere for an hour is followed to produce this hybrid premix sponge ferrous compact. Radial crush strength, dimensional change and micro hardness test were performed on these samples to determine the mechanical properties. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used for fractured surface analysis, while light optical microscopy (LOM) is used to study the structure and pore formation. The study infers, as porosity percentage increased, tendency of irregular pore formation increased with simultaneous decrease in mechanical properties of the sample. Temperature of sintering has a vital role in decreasing the porosity of powder materials.
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