Porosity Measurements and Analysis of Sintered and Thermochemical Heat Treated P/M Compacts

  • Mihaela MARIN “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
  • Florin Bogdan MARIN “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania
Keywords: powder metallurgy, fluidized bed carburizing, porosity, image software analysis


The objective of this paper was to examine the porosity in fluidized-bed carburizing on sintered alloys obtained by the powder metallurgy route using an image software analysis, and to compare the results with those obtained using the conventional porosity measuring technique. A material's porosity is a measurement of its vacancy percentage. The volume of empty space divided by the material's bulk volume, given as a percentage, determines the overall porosity of the material. The advancement of digital imaging and software has resulted in a novel and appropriate technique for figuring out the porosity of materials used in powder metallurgy.

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How to Cite
MARIN M, MARIN FB. Porosity Measurements and Analysis of Sintered and Thermochemical Heat Treated P/M Compacts. The Annals of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle IX, Metallurgy and Materials Science [Internet]. 15Dec.2023 [cited 25May2024];46(4):80-4. Available from: https://www.gup.ugal.ro/ugaljournals/index.php/mms/article/view/6506

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