Volume 16, Issue 2 (June 2019)                   IJMSE 2019, 16(2): 21-32 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.22068/ijmse.16.2.21

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Relations between the microstructure, mechanical properties and machinability of as-cast 65Cu-35Zn brass with various amounts of Al from 0 to 4.72 and Si from 0 to 3.62 wt% were investigated. Both Si and Al initially enhanced the UTS and toughness of the brass samples, which led to improvement in machinability due to a reduction in the main cutting force. A duplex brass with random oriented α plates in β’ matrix was found to have the best machinability among the other microstructures. It was found that beside the presence of brittle phases, such as β’ phase in the microstructure, the morphology and hardness of the phases involved had significant influence on machinability.
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Type of Study: Research paper | Subject: Ceramics