This paper illustrates the mechanical and physical properties of pure Cu and Cu-Ni (50-50 wt. %) alloy mixed with Al2O3 (1-4 wt. %) as micro-particles reinforcement materials. The attained composite alloy specimens' characteristics were estimated such as microstructure, relative density, electrical and thermal conductivity, hardness, and compression yield stress properties to adjust the suitable optimum percentage of reinforcing material which has the best physical and mechanical properties with different main matrix materials whether pure Cu powder or Cu-Ni mechanical alloy. The micron-sized Al2O3 was added to enhance the mechanical and physical properties of the pure Cu and Cu-Ni alloy composites. The electrical and thermal conductivity for pure Cu alloy composites were improved compared to the copper-nickel alloy matrix composites material. The hardness and compression yield stress of pure copper has enhancement values and for Cu-Ni alloy composites have enhancement values and for Cu-Ni base composites, hardness and compression yield stress have improved with the most positive enhancement values.
El-khatib, Samah; Elsayed, A. H.; Shash, A. Y.; and El-Habak, A.
"Effect of Dispersions of Al2O3 on the Physical and Mechanical Properties of Pure Copper and Copper-Nickel Alloy,"
Future Engineering Journal: Vol. 3:
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