Particle size versus grain size relation in the sprayformed Al-18Si composites

Hyun Kwang Seok, Kyoung Won Park, Jae Chul Lee

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Various hypereutectic Al-18Si-X composites with different average Si particle sizes ranging from 0.2̃30 μm were produced by varying process parameters of spray forming. The effect of the Si particle size in determining the matrix grain size was investigated in order to design the optimum process for producing hypereutectic Al-18Si-X composites with fine microstructures. The experimental results suggested that the Si particle size greater than 2 μm is desirable for retarding the grain coarsening during subsequent forming processes, resulting in the fine microstructure. The observed results on the coarsening behavior of grains during spray-forming were analyzed from the free energy viewpoint.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)609-613
Number of pages5
JournalMetals and Materials International
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
HK is grateful for the support from a grant(code #:05K1501-00820) from ‘Center for Nanostructured Materials Technology’ under ‘21st Century Frontier R&D Programs’ of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Korea. JC acknowledges the support from a grant (2008-314-D00215) under Basic research program of KRF.


  • Hypereutectic Al-Si-X composites
  • Microstructure evolution
  • Spray forming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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