Fabrication of fibre composites using an aluminium superplastic alloy as matrix
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An aluminium superplastic alloy has been used as the matrix for a variety of fibre reinforcements. It is shown that, by hot pressing in the superplastic regime of the alloy, a number of different reinforcements can be incorporated into the matrix. Tensile tests on composites with up to 25 vol % of reinforcement showed good agreement with the rule of mixtures.
KeywordsPolymer Aluminium Tensile Test Fibre Composite Fibre Reinforcement
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