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The Effect of Electromagnetic Stirrer on the Size and Morphology of Intermetallic Particles in Al-Si Metal Matrix Composite

  • Mohsen Ostad ShabaniEmail author
  • Fatemeh Heydari
  • Ali Khorram
Original Paper


The electromagnetic stirrer method was developed to overcome the problems caused by the presence of a mechanical stirrer in the slurry; this method is nowadays considered to be the most widely used and most useful method in the semi-solid processes. In this study, the structure of the intermetallic iron particles obtained in the aluminum matrix composites produced by the semi-solid method is compared with the traditional method. The results show that in semi-solid samples, the intermetallic particles are much smaller and more dispersed, so the stress concentration points in these samples are much smaller and less.


Nano Intermetallic Metal matrix Semi-solid Si Compo-casting 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohsen Ostad Shabani
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Fatemeh Heydari
    • 1
  • Ali Khorram
    • 3
  1. 1.Iran University of Industries and Mines (IUIM)TehranIran
  2. 2.Amirkabir University of TechnologyTehranIran
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringK. N. Toosi University of TechnologyTehranIran

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