The influence of the copper amount on structure and properties formation of aluminummatrix composite materials
The phase and structure formation of aluminum-matrix composite materials reinforced with titanium carbide during their synthesis and consolidation using the forging were investigated. The influence of copper additives on the structure formation, density, porosity, and hardness of aluminum-matrix composites was determined. The research results revealed the presence of Al+Cu+TiC phases in copperalloyed samples. Studies of density and porosity showed that the samples without copper additives were maximally densified after hot stamping and had minimal porosity, unlike the copper-alloyed composites.