ABSTRACT This work aims to establish a scientific and engineering background in the production of cast multicomponent alloys and metalmartix composite (MMCs) via Self-Propagating High Temperature Synthesis (SHS, combustion synthesis) which is a novel process technique regarding fast and low-cost production ability. We carried out the search for reactive systems and process parameters that would ensure preparation of cast multicomponent materials in a single process. The principles and methods of the SHS thermite-type reaction processes have been investigated under high-gravity values applying loads up to 1000g with special centrifuge set-up. In this way we expected to improve the yield of target product, remove gaseous byproducts, diminish the grain size in the product, and make product composition more uniform. The obtained results can be expected to make a theoretical background for industrial-scale manufacturing of heat-resistant intermetallic alloys, masteralloys, catalysts, MMCs etc.
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