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Porosity in Brass
A discussion of the different methods used by metallurgists to minimize porosity in brass.
# 25963 | 3,345 words | 14 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on May 04, 2003 in Engineering (Mineral) , Chemistry (General)


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This paper provides an insight into brass, a useful alloy of two metals, copper and zinc which has been used for cultural uses and ornamentation since the 13th century BC. It examines how the porosity, or the ratio of the volume of interstices of a material to the volume of its mass, can be reduced in order for brasses of all compositions to be worked or hardened to form wires, fittings or ornaments with the most utilitarian strength, elasticity or ductility features.

Outline
Introduction
Brass
A Thousand Years of Brass-Making
Phase Diagram for All Brasses
Density of Brass Varieties
Porosity in Brass
Metal Porosity--in its Place
Manufacturing Methods to Reduce Porosity
Post-Manufacturing Methods that May Reduce Porosity
Unavoidable Internal Change Mechanisms Possibly Affecting Porosity
Summary and Conclusions

From the Paper:

"As with many metals and alloys, brass is often worked after its formation, not merely for shaping into the desired form, but also to alter for improvement one or more of its physical properties: Strength or hardness, ductility or elasticity, as examples. The methods are generally lumped as a number of "hardening" types, although their purposes rarely include the reduction of porosity, per se. Some are carried out at room temperature (called "cold work"); others are performed at a variety of elevated temperatures, each having its own intended effect (called "hot working")(14:7-9)."

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