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Fracture and fatigue of aluminium based particulate-reinforced MMCs

Timothy John Alfred Doel

Fracture and fatigue of aluminium based particulate-reinforced MMCs

by Timothy John Alfred Doel

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D) - University of Birmingham, School of Metallurgy and Materials.

Statementby Timothy John Alfred Doel.
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Open LibraryOL20860277M

Particle reinforced metal matrix composites (MMCs) offer high strength, low density, and high stiffness, while maintaining reasonable cost. The damage process in these MMCs starts with either the fracture of particles or by the de-cohesion of the particle-matrix interfaces. In this study, the extended finite elements method (XFEM) has been used in conjunction with X-ray synchrotron tomography. In particulate MMCs non-metallic particles are incorporated in metallic alloys to improve their elastic modulus and strength. However, introducing reinforcement particles with high modulus to the matrix alloy can reduce the fracture toughnes s and change the fatigue resistance of the material.

1 15 2 Deformation Characteristics of Aluminium 3 Composites for Structural Applications 4 Theodore E. Matikas1 and Syed T. Hasan2 5 1Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Ioannina, 6 2Faculty of Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences, Sheffield Hallam University, 7 1Greece 8 2United Kingdom 9 1. Introduction 10 Silicon carbide (SiC) particulate-reinforced aluminium. The reinforcement distribution of metal matrix composites (MMCs) plays an important role in low cycle fatigue. Thus, it is essential to study the effect of reinforcement clustering on the crack initiation mechanism of MMCs. In this study, the effect of reinforcement clustering on the microcrack initiation mechanism in a cast hybrid MMC reinforced with SiC particles and Al2O3 whiskers was.

Al-based particulate reinforced MMCs which possess an excellent strength to weight ratio are attractive for practical applications like automobile, aerospace and defense industries. Toughness and formability of aluminum can be combined with strength and hardness of reinforcement on weight adjusted basis to outperform the conventional material. Toggle navigation. main page. Titanium Matrix Composites Mechanical Behavior Posted By daduv in 16 on 16 on


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Fracture and fatigue of aluminium based particulate-reinforced MMCs by Timothy John Alfred Doel Download PDF EPUB FB2

Microscopic characteristics of fatigue crack propagation in two aluminum alloy (A and ) based particulate reinforced metal matrix composites (M Cited by: Discontinuously-reinforced metal matrix composites (MMCs) are attractive for many structural applications because the materials exhibit unusual combinations of structural, physical, and thermal properties.

In this paper, the authors present the tensile and fatigue properties of a 25 vol% SiC particulate-reinforced Al composite at C. The high cycle fatigue crack initiation and small crack growth processes of a particulate-reinforced aluminum alloy metal matrix composite (MMC) system have been evaluated.

The research is based on a model Al-Si-Mg system in which Si particles are dispersed within an age-hardenable aluminum. The material chosen for this study is restricted to aluminium matrix, particulate reinforced composites especially silicon carbide.

Alloy and Aluminium MMCs. area of fracture and fatigue. Srivatsan, T.S., Microstructure, tensile properties and fracture behaviour of Al2O3 particulate-reinforced aluminium alloy metal matrix composites. Journal of Materials Scie – Srivatsan, T.S., Cyclic strain resistance and fracture behavior of Al2O3- particulate reinforced aluminium alloy metal matrix.

Aluminum-based composites reinforced with in situ TiB 2 and Al 2 O 3 particles were synthesized through reactive hot pressing of TiO 2, Al and B powders in Al–TiO 2 –B system, and TiO 2, Al and B 2 O 3 powders in Al–TiO 2 –B 2 O 3 system. Brittle intermetallic Al 3 Ti phase was also formed in situ and distributed non-uniformly in Al matrices of the composites.

The high-cycle fatigue. and fracture behavior of aluminium alloy metal matrix In this present research particulate reinforced aluminium metal matrix composite is developed by using sand mould and liquid stir.

Overaged microstructures did reveal a recovery of fracture toughness as compared to the peak-aged (PA) condition, unlike the lack of toughness recovery reported earlier for a similar 7XXX (Al-Zn-Cu-Mg)-based DRA.

The PA material exhibited extensive localization of damage and plasticity. The percentage SiC particles was 10 wt.% in weight. For all three aluminium grades an average SiC particle size of μm was used. Furthermore, in order to asses the effects of particle size on the impact behaviour of MMCs, SiC particles of μm average size were used in alloys with the same weight ratio.

1. Introduction. The promise of offering exceptionally high specific modulus (E/ρ), strength-to-weight (σ/ρ) ratios, fatigue strength, wear resistance, and tailorable properties such as thermal expansion are few of the important attributes that have made the discontinuously reinforced aluminum alloy based (DRA) metal-matrix composites (MMCs) an attractive and viable candidate for use in.

Mechanical tests were performed on a powder-metallurgically processed /SiC/15p discontinuously reinforced aluminum (DRA) composite in different heat-treatment conditions, to determine the influence of matrix characteristics on the composite response.

The work-hardening exponent and the strain to failure varied inversely to the strength, similar to monolithic Al alloys, and this dependence.

Particulate reinforced aluminum-based metal matrix composites (Al MMCs) continue to be of interest, partly due to their low density, but also because of their ability to provide tailored property.

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Aluminium based MMCs containing 5, 10 and 15 weight percentage of (Al2O3SiO2) particulates are cast. the fracture toughness of particulate-reinforced MMCs, the fatigue of continuously. Fracture Toughness, Aluminum Fly Ash Composites, MMCs, Damage Mechanics.

Introduction. The commercial applications of MMCs have been limited due to their higher cost and low fracture toughness as compared to metal alloys.

However in spite of higher cost MMCs has emerged as an important class of materials due to. The Effect of Spatial Distribution of Reinforcement on the Fracture of Particle Reinforced MMCs (pages –) Paul Mummery, Natasha Burdekin and Ian Stone Influence of Mean Strains on the Thermal-Mechanical Fatigue Behaviour of the Cast Aluminium Alloy AlSi10Mg Reinforced with 15 Low Cost Particulate Reinforced Aluminium Matrix.

Fatigue of particulate-reinforced aluminum MMCs has received considerable attention in recent decades. The cyclic deformation and fatigue resistance of these materials are greatly influenced by reinforcement characteristics (volume fraction, size, and geometry), matrix microstructure, processing route, and loading conditions [9], [10], [ Quartz-particulate reinforced MMCs were fabricated by casting technique.

Six different weight fractions of SiO 2 particle in the range from 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, and 30% by weight were used. In this research work, the particulates were preheated to o C in a heat treatment muffle furnace for 2 hours and it was transferred immediately in.

Also discussed are the creep behavior of MMCs, the fracture toughness of particulate-reinforced MMCs, the fatigue of continuously-reinforced MMCs, the dynamic mechanical properties of MMCs, and the electrical conductivity and thermal expansion of MMCs.}, doi = {}, journal = {}, number =, volume =, place = {United States}, year = {Tue Jan Due to their lower thermal expansion and good thermal conductivity, lightweight-MMCs are well-suited for use at creep conditions and particulate reinforced aluminum-and titanium-based MMCs are.

Fatigue is a major issue concerning the use of aluminium composites in structural applications. Fatigue leads to weakening of material majorly due to the strain bands formed in the material when it is subjected to repeated loading; the damage that occurs due to fatigue is a progressive and localized one.

The fatigue may occur at a stress limit much lesser than the ultimate stress limit of the.particular, particulate reinforced MMCs have recently found special interest because of their specific strength *Corresponding author: G Venkateshwarlu and specific stiffness at room and elevated temperatures (Mohammad Sharifi, et al, ).

Applications of Aluminium-based MMCs have increased in recent years as engineering materials.main page. Archives; Next; Affordable Metal-Matrix Composites for High Performance Applications II.