Characterization of Phosphide Platelets in Eutectic Sand Cast Cu-Sn-P Alloy


A procedure for evaluating the degree of spheroidization of phosphide platelets in cast Cu-4%Sn- 5%P alloys using fractal analysis was investigated. The specimens were obtained by melting copper and tin in an improvised clay mould raised to a temperature of 1850°C ± 20°C, holding for a period of 10 minutes to 1 hour to modify the aspect ratio of the phosphide platelets. It was found that these platelets have the tendency to change their shape from being spherical to more Euclidian shapes as time elapses. It was found that the inter-platelets distances are approximately equal with time. This effect was more pronounced in samples with high holding time.

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Mudashiru, L. , Azeez, T. , Afolabi, S. and Babatunde, I. (2015) Characterization of Phosphide Platelets in Eutectic Sand Cast Cu-Sn-P Alloy. International Journal of Nonferrous Metallurgy, 4, 28-35. doi: 10.4236/ijnm.2015.43004.

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