Effect of clustering on the mechanical properties of SiC particulate-reinforced aluminum alloy 2024 metal matrix composites
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Mater. Sci. Eng. A-Struct. Mater. Prop. Microstruct. Process.
composites; clustering; mechanical properties; fractography; Al 2024; alloy; BEHAVIOR; SIZE; Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; Materials Science, Multidisciplinary; Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering
Al 2024-SiC metal matrix composite (MMC) powders produced by centrifugal atomization were hot extruded to investigate the effect of clustering on their mechanical properties. Fracture toughness and tension tests were conducted on specimens reinforced with different volume fractions of SiC. A model was proposed to suggest that the strength of the MMCs could be estimated from the load transfer model approach that takes into consideration the extent of clustering. This model has been successful in predicting the experimentally observed strength and fracture toughness values of the Al 2024-SiC MMCs. On the basis of experimental observations, it is suggested that the strength of particulate-reinforced MMCs may be calculated from the relation: sigma(y) = sigma(m)V(m) + sigma(r) (V-r - V-c) - sigma(r)V(c), where sigma and V represent the yield strength and volume fraction, respectively, and the subscripts m, r, and c represent the matrix, reinforcement, and clusters, respectively. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Materials Science and Engineering a-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing
"Effect of clustering on the mechanical properties of SiC particulate-reinforced aluminum alloy 2024 metal matrix composites" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3813.