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ISAS 2018 - Ist International Symposium on Innovative Approaches in Scientific Studies, Kemer-Antalya, Turkey, Apr 11, 2018

Renewed Furnace Design for Increasing Heating Rate in Aluminum Matrix Composite Production (ISAS 2018_167)
Metin Önal1*, Mehmet Gavgalı2
1Elektrik ve Enerji Bölümü/Erciş Meslek Yüksekokulu, Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi , Van, Turkey
2MakineMühendisliği Bölümü/Mühendislik Fakültesi, Atatürk Üniversitesi , Erzurum, Turkey
* Corresponding author: monal@yyu.edu.tr
Published Date: 2018-06-23   |   Page (s): 189-189   |    60     4

ABSTRACT Due to increase in heating rate of initial powders used for production of aluminium matrix composites in sintering furnace, both formation of undesired phases in content of the composite materials were prevented and production costs and duration were tried to be reduced. As method, heating volume was reduced to 2.38 L by making a chamber covered with wire resistance inside the sintering furnace which has an internal volume of 8 L in present. Thus, the heating rate determined as 5,8 oC/min. in previous furnace system has increased to three times by reaching 17,5 oC/min. with renewed furnace design. At low heating rate, observed brittle Al3Ti phase in microstructure of composites is no longer in microstructure with high heating rate.

KEYWORDS composite, heating rate, sintering furnace
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