Synthesis and characterization of NiFeMo alloy / Ahmad Safuan Abu Talib

Abu Talib, Ahmad Safuan (2010) Synthesis and characterization of NiFeMo alloy / Ahmad Safuan Abu Talib. Degree thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam.


Properties of the Nickel based alloy are high permeability, low coercivity and high saturation magnetization. Molybdenum (Mo) was found to have a strong effect on the crystallization behavior. With the addition of molybdenum to nickel-iron (NiFe) alloys, it exhibit high relative permeability and low eddy current losses. The addition of molybdenum cannot exceed a certain weight ratio for optimum behavior properties. NiFeMo has already been playing its role in the gas turbine engines in aircraft, marine, industrial and vehicular gas turbines. Now, researches are being carried out to optimize the properties for this alloy to be applied to other high industrial application such as space vehicles, rocket engines, experimental aircraft, nuclear reactors, and other hightemperature applications. The effects of molybdenum addition to the microstructure of NiFeMo alloy are investigated in this study. The maximum weight ratio for Mo is set at 5%. Samples consisting of 30Ni-70Fe, 30Ni-69Fe-lMo, 30Ni-67Fe-3Mo, and 30Ni- 65Fe-l wt% are made. This experiment involved synthesizing intermetallic in mechanical alloying, compacting the milled powders into pellet by isostatic pressing, and annealing in a furnace. Zirconia jar and balls were used for mechanical alloying with a rotation speed of 200 rpm that are milled for four hours for each sample. Compaction process involved compacting the samples into cylindrical pellets under a pressure of 400 kg/cm2 and maintained for 10 minutes. Annealing took place in a furnace under a temperature of 600°C for one hour. Samples before and after annealing are made to be tested under optical microscope, XRD, and LCR meter. From the XRD test, four phases exist, which are nickel (Ni), iron (Fe), iron diiron(III) oxide (Fe304), and kamacite (NiFe). From the same test, crystallite sizes are found to be less than 20 nm. Addition of 3% Mo shows the highest for the hardness test. As addition of Mo increases, the resistivity of the material decreases. This shows that the addition of Mo is favourable for NiFe application.


Item Type: Thesis (Degree)
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Abu Talib, Ahmad Safuan
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Koay, Mei Hyie
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering. Civil engineering > Mechanics of engineering. Applied mechanics
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Keywords: NiFeMo, gas turbine
Date: 2010
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