Structure and Properties Research of Casts Made with Copper Alloys Matrix

Open access


The article presents the research results obtained at the Department of Foundry of Non-Ferrous Metals at the Foundry Faculty of AGH, the University of Science and Technology, in Krakow. The research comprises the processes connected with the technology of melting, refining and making casts based on copper matrix, both contemporary and historical, especially bronzes containing tin, zinc and lead. These issues are well-known but they still pose problems for contemporary foundries. The article presents the results of modifying formulas on the improvement of mechanical properties and limiting casting defects.

[1] T. Mikos, Górnicze skarby przeszłosci. Od kruszcu do wyrobuizabytkowej kopalni. Kraków 2008.

[2] T. Dziekonski, Metalurgia miedzi, ołowiuisrebraw Europie srodkowej od XVdo konca XVIIIw,Wrocław,Warszawa, Kraków 1963.

[3] A. Garbacz-Klempka, S. Rzadkosz, Metallurgy of copper in the context of metallographic analysis of archeological materials excavated at the Market Square in Krakow, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials, Polish Academy of Sciences. Committee of Metallurgy. Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science 54, 2, 281-288 (2009).

[4] S. Rzadkosz, A. Garbacz-Klempka, Krataw Kaplicy Zygmuntowskiej na Wawelu. Przebieg prac konserwatorskich i analiza badawcza, Odlewnictwow Polsce, Materiały VII Sesji Naukowejzcyklu Rzemiosło artystyczneiwzornictwo w Polsce, s. 47-60, Torun 2007.

[5] S. Rzadkosz, J. Kozana, M. Kranc, Researching the influence of chemical composition and technological parameters on the quality of copper alloys, Archives of Foundry Engineering / Polish Academy of Sciences. Commission of Foundry Engineering 13 , spec. iss 1, 153-158 (2013).

[6] S. Rzadkosz, M. Kranc, P. Nowicki, M. Piekos, Influence of refining operations onastructure and properties of copper and its selected alloys, Archives of Metallurgy and Materials/ Polish Academy of Sciences. Committee of Metallurgy. Institute of Metallurgy ond Materials Science 54, 2, 299-304 (2009).

[7] F. Romankiewicz, S. Engler, R. Ellerbrok, Giessereiforsuchung nr 1, 1997.

[8] F. Romankiewicz, Modyfikacja miedziijej stopów. Wyd. PAN, Poznan - Zielona Góra 1999.

Archives of Metallurgy and Materials

The Journal of Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science and Commitee on Metallurgy of Polish Academy of Sciences

Journal Information

IMPACT FACTOR 2016: 0.571
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 0.776

CiteScore 2016: 0.85

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.347
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.740

Cited By


All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 0 0 0
Full Text Views 104 104 14
PDF Downloads 121 121 24