Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

, Volume 23, Issue 9, pp 3152–3158 | Cite as

Production of High-Strength Al/Al2O3/WC Composite by Accumulative Roll Bonding

  • Morteza Shamanian
  • Mahyar Mohammadnezhad
  • Jerzy Szpunar


In this study, Al/Al2O3/WC composites were fabricated via the accumulative roll bonding (ARB) process. Furthermore, the microstructure evolution, mechanical properties, and deformation texture of the composite samples were reported. The results illustrated that when the number of cycles was increased, the distribution of particles in the aluminum matrix improved, and the particles became finer. The microstructure of the fabricated composites after eight cycles of the ARB process showed an excellent distribution of reinforcement particles in the aluminum matrix. Elongated ultrafine grains were formed in the ARB-processed specimens of the Al/Al2O3/WC composite. It was observed that as the strain increased with the number of cycles, the tensile strength, microhardness, and elongation of produced composites increased as well. The results indicated that after ARB process, the overall texture intensity increases and a different-strong texture develops. The main textural component is the Rotated Cube component.


accumulative roll bonding mechanical properties metal matrix composite microstructure texture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Morteza Shamanian
    • 1
  • Mahyar Mohammadnezhad
    • 1
  • Jerzy Szpunar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Materials EngineeringIsfahan University of TechnologyIsfahanIran
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

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