Influence of processing conditions on the micro-mechanical properties of particulate-reinforced aluminium matrix composites

MYRIOUNIS, Dimitrios, HASAN, S. T. and MATIKAS, T. E. (2008). Influence of processing conditions on the micro-mechanical properties of particulate-reinforced aluminium matrix composites. Advanced composites letters, 17 (3), 75-85.

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Abstract

During processing, metal matrix attempts to deform and this deformation plays the key role in the microstructural events of segregation and precipitation at the matrix-reinforcement interface. The important aspect of this behaviour is to identify file strengthening micro-characteristics which enhance the material's interphasial reactions in order to improve the bonding properties of the matrix-reinforcement interface. This work focuses on the non-equilibrium segregation which arises due to imbalances in point defect concentrations set up around interfaces during non-equilibrium heat treatment processing of SiC particle reinforced aluminium matrix composites, The important factors affecting the heat treatment process are the temperature, the cooling rate, the concentration of solute atoms and the binding, energy, between solute atoms and vacancies. Aluminium - silicon - magnesium alloy matrix reinforced with Varying amounts of silicon carbide particles were used in this study. Samples in the as-received and heat treated condition were examined by microstructure and microhardness analyses. Based on the analysis, it has been observed that the macroscopic mechanical behaviour Of the composite is influenced by several factors including the manufacturing process, the processing conditions, the inter-particle distance, as well as the mean size and the percentage of reinforcement.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre > Centre for Corrosion Technology
Depositing User: Ann Betterton
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2010 17:08
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2012 14:43
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1096

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