Affecting Structure Characteristics of Rotary Swaged Tungsten Heavy Alloy Via Variable Deformation Temperature.

Author(s) Macháčková, A.; Krátká, L.; Petrmichl, R.; Kunčická, L.; Kocich, R.
Journal Materials (Basel)
Date Published 2019 Dec 13

This study focuses on numerical prediction and experimental investigation of deformation behaviour of a tungsten heavy alloy prepared via powder metallurgy and subsequent cold (20 °C) and warm (900 °C) rotary swaging. Special emphasis was placed on the prediction of the effects of the applied induction heating. As shown by the results, the predicted material behaviour was in good correlation with the real experiment. The differences in the plastic flow during cold and warm swaging imparted differences in structural development and the occurrence of residual stress. Both the swaged pieces exhibited the presence of residual stress in the peripheries of W agglomerates. However, the NiCO matrix of the warm-swaged piece also exhibited the presence of residual stress, and it also featured regions with increased W content. Testing of mechanical properties revealed the ultimate tensile strength of the swaged pieces to be approximately twice as high as of the sintered piece (860 MPa compared to 1650 MPa and 1828 MPa after warm and cold swaging, respectively).

DOI 10.3390/ma12244200
ISSN 1996-1944
Citation Materials (Basel). 2019;12(24).

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