Mechanical properties of Al-Mg/Al2O3 nanocomposite powder produced by mechanical alloying

A. Wagih

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The effect of milling time on the microstructure and mechanical properties of Al and Al-10 wt.% Mg matrix nanocomposites reinforced with 10 wt.% Al2O3 during mechanical alloying was investigated. Steady-state situation was occurred in Al-10 Mg/10Al2O3 nanocomposite after 20 h, due to solution of Mg into Al matrix, while the situation was not observed in Al/10Al2O3 nanocomposite at the same time. For the binary Al-Mg matrix, after 20 h, the average crystallite size was 25 nm. Up to 20 h, the lattice strain increased to about 0.67% for Al-Mg matrix. By milling for 10 h the large increase in microhardness (190 HV) for Al-Mg matrix nanocomposite was caused by grain refinement and solid solution formation. From 10 to 20 h, slower rate of increasing in microhardness, and at 20 h micro hardness reach (201 HV).
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-258
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Powder Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Chemical Engineering(all)


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