Lab Report On Fabrication Conditions And Effect Of Laser Power And B Content On Ultrafine 3dqcn Microstructure

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5. Proposed Research Questions and Tasks
Four proposed research tasks will direct to fabrication conditions (Task 1), fabrication thermal analysis (Task 2), fabricated parts performance (Task 3), microstructure control methodology (Task 4), respectively. These tasks are designed to answer the questions and solve the problems in the results of preliminary experiments and observations from reported investigations.

5.1. Task 1. Investigating feasible formation conditions and effects of laser power and B content on ultrafine 3DQCN microstructure.
5.1.1. Research questions generation
In the TMCs manufacturing, fabrication energy and reinforcement content are two significant input variables [1,9,11], which are related to laser power and B content in laser deposition. Based on the preliminary results (Figure 6 in ยง4.5), laser deposition with low level of laser power could fabricate the 3D TMC parts, however, the 3DQCN microstructure was not found inside the parts. Low laser power led to poor fluidity of molten material, which would restrict movement of the in-situ reacted TiB whiskers. It also can be seen from Figure 6(a) that large-sized primary TiB was also formed at the low level of laser power, which would impede the formation of the 3DQCN microstructure. Meanwhile, 3DQCN microstructure would not be formed due to high fluidity of liquid material induced by very high laser power [58]. In the preliminary experiments, the B content was 1.6 wt.% with the purpose of following…

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