Aluminum matrix particulate reinforced composites are of significant interest to industry, but it’s difficult to provide stable properties for this group of material. The mechanical properties of metal matrix composites are deeply influenced by the distribution of reinforcement particulates in the matrix. In this paper uniformity of SiC particles distribution in Al-based composites produced by stir casting and powder metallurgy technique is assessed. Analysis is carried out by means of classical and computer quantification metallographic image analysis methods. In addition, we suggest setting hardness distribution in cross section of samples as an indicator of reinforcement distribution uniformity in the matrix.
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