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Indian Journal of Materials ScienceVolume 2014 2014, Article ID 909506, 5 pages

Research Article

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Al-Anbar, Ramadi, Iraq

Renewable Energy Research Center, University of Al-Anbar, Ramadi, Iraq

Received 13 April 2014; Revised 1 June 2014; Accepted 5 June 2014; Published 16 July 2014

Academic Editor: Debdulal Das

Copyright © 2014 Rajab Mohammed Hussein and Osama Ibrahim Abd. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Brass has an attractive combination of properties, namely, good corrosion resistance, good wear properties, and high thermal and electrical conductivity. In this study, influence of selected alloy additions Al and Ti on performance of leaded brass alloys CuZn39pb3 was investigated. The observation of microstructures, compression tests, and hardness tests were performed. The results of metallographic and mechanical tests indicate some influence of small amount additives of Al and Ti. Optical emission spectrometer OES, light optical microscope LOM, micro-Vickers hardness tester, and compression testing machine were used in this investigation. Consequently, Al had a significant effect on microstructure and mechanical properties of CuZn39Pb3 alloy. A larger compression strength at 0.31% wt of Al was obtained, as compared with the other alloys. Adding of Al and Ti led to the modification of the microstructure; thus, the compression strength was increased.

Author: Rajab Mohammed Hussein and Osama Ibrahim Abd



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