Low-Velocity Impact Behavior of Porous Metal Matrix Composites Produced by Recycling of Bronze and Iron Chips

  • Ömer Sinan Şahin
  • Aydın GüneşEmail author
  • Abdullah Aslan
  • Emin Salur
  • Hakan Burak Karadağ
  • Ahmet Akdemir
Research Paper


In this study, the low-velocity impact behavior of porous metal matrix composites (MMCs) has been investigated. The MMCs consisting of spheroidal cast iron chips (GGG-40) and bronze chips (CuSn10) were produced by hot isostatic pressing. The MMCs were produced with different CuSn10 contents as 90–80–70–60%. The hot isostatic pressing was performed under three different pressures and temperatures. The produced MMCs were exposed to low-velocity impact loading under 2 m/s by using a drop weight test stand. The test results were compared with the bulk CuSn10 and bulk GGG-40, separately. The test results revealed that hot-isostatic-pressed MMCs can successfully represent bulk material properties when subjected to low-velocity impact loading even these MMCs have porosity 2–8%.


Low-velocity impact Recycling Isostatic hot pressing Metal matrix composites (MMCs) 



This study has been financially funded by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) under Grant Number: MAG-113M141.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ömer Sinan Şahin
    • 1
  • Aydın Güneş
    • 1
    Email author
  • Abdullah Aslan
    • 1
  • Emin Salur
    • 1
  • Hakan Burak Karadağ
    • 2
  • Ahmet Akdemir
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSelcuk UniversityKonyaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Metallurgy and Materials EngineeringN.Erbakan UniversityKonyaTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Aircraft EngineeringN.Erbakan UniversityKonyaTurkey

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