THEORETICAL-EXPERIMENTAL POSSIBILLITIES OF MICROSTRUCTURE QUANTIFICATION OF DISPERSION STRENGTHENED MATERIALS
Keywords:mechanical alloying, structure parameters, interparticle distance, testing of planar point structure
The present paper is devoted to the possibilities to classify the spatial arrangement of the elements (features) of a stochastic process with geometrical objects. The fundamental quantities describing point processes were introduced. Experimental possibilities of structural objects determination, possibilities of evaluation of the size distribution of the secondary phases, testing of planar point structures (estimation of the process intensity, square method and characteristics of the second order) were estimated. Interparticle distances, namely mean interparticle distance, mean minimum distance, mean visibility and mean path of spherical contact were defined. Selected processes were described and demonstrated from simulated realizations on Al-Al4C3 dispersion strengthened material, prepared by a powder metallurgy method of reaction milling. Interparticle distances of Al4C3 particles were evaluated. Polygonal methods and quadrant counts method were used for characterization of the particle arrangement.