Mechanical behaviour and microstructure of heat-treated Cu–Ni–Si alloy

28/02/2022
Mechanical behaviour and microstructure of heat-treated Cu–Ni–Si alloy, Materials Science and Technology, 19(8), 2020, 939–948
Paul Stavroulakis, Anagnostis Toulfatzis, Athanasios Vazdirvanidis, George Pantazopoulos and Spyros Papaefthymiou
Abstract 

Cu–Ni–Si alloys exhibit a good combination of strength and electrical conductivity and may be a potential candidate for utilisation in electrotechnical applications. In this work, the mechanical behaviour and its relation to the microstructure of a Cu–Ni–Si alloy, subjected to different solution heat treatment cycles, were investigated. Tensile, bend and hardness testing, in addition to Optical and Scanning Electron Microscopy, were employed, as the main analytical techniques, in the context of the presen investigation.

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