Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 18, Issue 10, pp 3105–3116 | Cite as

Macroscopic fracture surface energy of unidirectional metal matrix composites: experiment and theory

  • Minoru Taya
  • Akimasa Daimaru


A method of measuring the macroscopic frature surface energyγF is studied and its verification is made compared with the theoretical prediction. Metal matrix composites used in the experiment are unidirectional graphite fibre-reinforced 6061 aluminium. A good agreement between the experimental and theoretical results is obtained.


Polymer Aluminium Graphite Surface Energy Fracture Surface 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Minoru Taya
    • 1
  • Akimasa Daimaru
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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