Microstructural features influencing the strength of Trimodal Aluminum Metal-Matrix-Composites
Abbreviated Journal Title
Compos. Pt. A-Appl. Sci. Manuf.
Metal-Matrix-Composites (MMCs); Microstructure; Microscopy; Powder; processing; ULTRAFINE-GRAINED METALS; NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS; DISLOCATION; GENERATION; MECHANICAL-BEHAVIOR; DUCTILITY; NANOCRYSTALLINE; ALLOY; DEFORMATION; TEMPERATURE; Engineering, Manufacturing; Materials Science, Composites
Trimodal Al Metal-Matrix-Composites (MMCs), consisting of a nanocrystalline Al phase (NC-Al), B(4)C reinforcement particles, and a coarse-grain Al phase (CG-Al), were successfully fabricated on both lab and commercial scales. Multi-scale microstructural features contributing to the exceptional high strength of Trimodal Al MMCs were examined via comprehensive microstructural and spectroscopic analysis. Size and distribution of nanocrystalline Al grains, B(4)C particles, coarse-grain Al, and uniformity in distribution were examined and quantified. Other features such as dispersoids with and without nitrogen (e.g., Al(2)O(3), Al(4)C(3)), dislocation density, and interfacial characteristics were also examined with due respect for their contributions to the strength of Trimodal Al MMCs. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Composites Part a-Applied Science and Manufacturing
"Microstructural features influencing the strength of Trimodal Aluminum Metal-Matrix-Composites" (2010). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 981.