Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 19, Issue 8, pp 2488–2492 | Cite as

Fabrication of fibre composites using an aluminium superplastic alloy as matrix

  • D. J. Lloyd
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Polymer Aluminium Tensile Test Fibre Composite Fibre Reinforcement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Lloyd
    • 1
  1. 1.Kingston LaboratoriesAlcan International LimitedKingstonCanada

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