Distribution of Reinforcing Particles in the Pressure Die Cast AlSi11/20% Sic Composite

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A method of pressure die casting of composites with AlSi11 alloy matrix reinforced with 20 vol. % of SiC particles and the analysis of the distribution of particles within the matrix are presented. The composite castings were produced at various values of the piston velocity in the second stage of injection, at diverse intensification pressure values, and various injection gate width values. The distribution of particles over the entire cross-section of the tensile specimen is shown. The index of distribution was determined on the basis of particle count in elementary measuring fields. The regression equation describing the change of the considered index was found as a function of the pressure die casting parameters. The conclusion presents an analysis of the obtained results and their interpretation.

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