MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF ALUMINUM ALLOYS REINFORCED BY SiC PARTICLES

Authors
  1. Ariapour, A.
  2. Alpas, A.T.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Pacific, Victoria BC (CAN);Windsor Univ, Windsor ONT (CAN) Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Abstract
The corporation of ceramic particulates (e.g. Al2O3, SiC, and B4C) into an aluminum alloy matrix usually increases its stiffness and strength. A major advantage of particulate reinforced alloys relative to fibre reinforced composites is that they can be produced and shaped using standard metallurgical processes such as squeeze casting, extrusion, and rolling. Particulate reinforced aluminum alloys have already found application in the automotive and aerospace industries as structural components, usually in situations where an increase in strength and stiffness can result in cost effective weight savings. A thorough understanding of the microstructure and mechanical properties of particulate reinforced aluminum alloys is necessary for the efficient design and selection of these materials for high performance structural applications.
Report Number
DREP-CR-94-15 — Contractors Report
Date of publication
01 Feb 1994
Number of Pages
52
DSTKIM No
94-03597
CANDIS No
143067
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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