Manufacturing of ultra-fine particle coal fly ash–A380 aluminum matrix composites with improved mechanical properties by improved ring milling and oscillating microgrid mixing

Kaisarlis, Georgios and Vasiliou, Georgios and Spitas, Vasileios and Inglezakis, Vassilis and Itskos, Grigorios and Spitas, Christos (2019) Manufacturing of ultra-fine particle coal fly ash–A380 aluminum matrix composites with improved mechanical properties by improved ring milling and oscillating microgrid mixing. Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 28 (5). pp. 2630-2640. ISSN 1059-9495

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    Abstract

    An experimental study is presented of ultra-fine coal fly ash (CFA) aluminum matrix composites produced by successive high-power ring milling of CFA, oscillating microgrid mixing of the CFA–aluminum melt, gravity casting and rapid cooling. Samples corresponding to different CFA concentrations and particle size distributions (1 μm average, or less) are produced and subjected to microstructural and mechanical characterization, including tensile, compressive, impact, hardness and wear testing. While the usual trade-off between increased strength and hardness and reduced ductility and toughness is observed, the obtained ultra-fine particle composites are confirmed to have overall improved mechanical properties compared to composites with larger size particles previously produced by ball milling.

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    Kaisarlis, Georgios, Vasiliou, Georgios, Spitas, Vasileios, Inglezakis, Vassilis ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0195-0417, Itskos, Grigorios and Spitas, Christos;