Engineering Material & Metallurgy Mcqs


What is the ductility of age-hardened Al-4.5%Cu alloy?

A) 15% B) 20%
C) 40% D) 55%
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) 20%

Explanation: Al-4.5%Cu is an example of an age-hardened alloy. At the age hardened stage, it achieves as ductility of 20% with a tensile strength of 4225 kg/cm2. As it overages, the ductility drops to 20%.

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Which of the following is not a stage of the age-hardening process?

A) Heating B) Quenching
C) Tempering D) Aging
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) Tempering

Explanation: For age-hardening of alloys, it must be first solutionized by heating into a single phase region. Then the alloy must be rapidly quenched into the two-phase region. Lastly, fine-scale transition structure as small as 100 angstrom is formed due to aging above room temperature.

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What is the relation of solubility and temperature for an age-hardening alloy?

A) Increases with decrease in temperature B) Decreases with decrease in temperature
C) Increases irrespective of temperature D) No change due to temperature
Answer & Explanation Answer: B) Decreases with decrease in temperature

Explanation: The most important requirement of an age-hardening alloy is that its solubility must decrease as the temperature decreases. This gives a supersaturated solid solution necessary for age-hardening of alloys.

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Increase of hardness of an alloy with an increase in time is known as ________

A) Age hardening B) Solution hardening
C) Dispersion hardening D) Phase transformation hardening
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) Age hardening

Explanation: The strengthening of an alloy resulting from the precipitation of a finely dispersed second phase from a supersaturated solid solution is called age hardening. The finely dispersed second phase precipitates with age. This type of hardening is known as age hardening.

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Carbon steels containing ________ carbon are easier to hard-face.

A) < 0.35% B) 3.2%
C) 5.18% D) > 6.77%
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) < 0.35%

Explanation: Hard facings can be applied to most ferrous metals, but with a few exceptions. Carbon steels containing less than 0.35% carbon are relatively easy to hard-face. Welding becomes more difficult with increasing carbon content and hence must be preheated and postheated for hard-facing.

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How does the amount of cobalt affect the wear of alloys?

A) High cobalt high wear B) Low cobalt high wear
C) No cobalt high wear D) Cobalt does not affect the wear
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) High cobalt high wear

Explanation: Higher cobalt concentration of about 13-17% results in 30-40% faster wear or the alloys. However, it provides better resistance to mechanical shock. The basic tungsten-carbide composition containing 6-8% cobalt is recommended for general wear applications.

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What is the hardness of molybdenum powder?

A) 168-183 Vickers B) 246-263 Vickers
C) 321-368 Vickers D) 330-390 Vickers
Answer & Explanation Answer: C) 321-368 Vickers

Explanation: Molybdenum wire and powder, and tungsten wire and powder are a few plasma sprayed coatings of metal. Molybdenum powder has a hardness of 321-368 Vickers, whereas tungsten powder is of 330-390 Vickers.

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Which of the following can be used for hard coating applications?

A) High-chromium stainless steel B) Heat-treated stainless steel
C) Hardened brass D) Aluminum
Answer & Explanation Answer: A) High-chromium stainless steel

Explanation: High-chromium (13.5%) stainless steel can usually be used in applications where a hard coating is required, even where corrosion resistance is not necessary. The material has high strength and elongation, low shrinkage, and little tendency to crack on shafts. Typical applications include armature shafts, cylinder liners, hydraulic rams etc.

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