Effect of Atomization Parameters on Size and Morphology of Al-17Si Alloy Powder Produced by Free Fall Atomizer

Goudar, D M and Srivastava, V C and Rudrakshi, G B (2017) Effect of Atomization Parameters on Size and Morphology of Al-17Si Alloy Powder Produced by Free Fall Atomizer. Engineering Journal, 21(1) (IF-0.384). pp. 155-168.

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The effect of process parameters on the characteristics of Al-17Si alloy powder produced by gas atomization using a free fall nozzle of different apex anglesof different apex angleswas investigated. The axial gas velocityof gas jet awayfrom the nozzle exit is measured for different operating pressures. The alloy was melted to a superheat temperature of 100,150 and 200°C and atomized by varying the gas flow rate and melt flow rate.The alloy powder size analysis were carried out by ASTM standard sieve with vibratory shaker and characterization of powder particleswas accomplished by the parameters such as mass media, averagesize of powder particles; standard deviation and morphology of powder were studied by scanning electron microscopy. It is observed that decrease of apex angle results in axial velocity decreases in entire applied gas pressures range. Increase in apex angle results in decrease of gas jet length to metal stream collision, the median particle diameter of the powder increases resulting in decrease in particle irregularity.The median particle diameter of the powder has been shown to decrease almost linearly with increase in gas to melt flow (G/M) ratio. The sauter mean diameter variation, however, decreases slowly with increase in G/M ratio. Median particle diameter is significantly reduced with increase in the melt superheat.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://engj.org/index.php/ej/article/view/1054/527
Uncontrolled Keywords:Liquid metalatomization, powder processing,Al alloy,free fall gas atomizer
Divisions:Material Science and Technology
ID Code:7678
Deposited By:Sahu A K
Deposited On:01 Nov 2017 13:19
Last Modified:06 Jun 2018 17:50
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