What are the properties of alloys?

Asked by govsamad | 3rd Sep, 2008, 07:38: PM

Expert Answer:

Alloying one metal with others often enhances its properties. For instance, steel is stronger than iron, its primary element. The physical properties, such as density, reactivity, Young's modulus, and electrical and thermal conductivity, of an alloy may not differ greatly from those of its elements, but engineering properties, such as tensile strength and shear strength may be substantially different from those of the constituent materials.Unlike pure metals, most alloys do not have a single melting point. Instead, they have a melting range in which the material is a mixture of solid and liquid phase

Aswered by  | 4th Sep, 2008, 11:30: PM

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