alloy’s definition and others
An alloy is a metal (parent metal) combined with other substances (alloying agents), resulting in superior properties such as; strength, hardness, durability, ductility, tensile strength and toughness. The parent metal is the majority of the alloy. For example, mild steel is 0.1 – 0.3% Carbon and 99.9 – 99.7% Iron.
There are no Specific properties of alloy. Different alloys have diff properties.
Metal alloys have specific enhanced properties compared to their ‘parent’ metals.
For example, steel. Steel is itself an alloy of iron and carbon. Iron is a very brittle metal, likely to break or snap if it receives a sudden blow/shock. Adding the alloying agent carbon, gives the new alloy the property of toughness and tensile strength. Steel can be used in the construction industry for bridges and large buildings. A bridge manufactured only from the parent metal, iron, would eventually collapse due to its inability to absorb shocks/blows.