Mechanical and Microstructural Evaluation of Plastically Deformed Brass
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University of Lagos Press, Akoka
The mechanical properties and microstructure of Cu-30.6wt% Zn alloys containing 0.01wt% lead has been investigated. The brass alloy was cast and then cold rolled at various percentage reductions: 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40% followed by stress relieving annealed at 450ᵒC. Hardness UTS and impact toughness values evaluated at every stage of reduction. The results showed that the strength, hardness and impact energy all increase with increase percentage reduction. Finally, the light optical microscope images of the samples were taken and the results obtained correlate with the mechanical properties.
Brass , Machinability , Microstructure , Cold-rolling
Bodude, M.A, Momohjimoh, I and Nnaji,R.N (2016). Mechanical and Microstructural Evaluation of Plastically Deformed Brass. Unilag Journal of Medicine, Science and Technology, Vol.4(1), 59-69p.