Applied Composite Materials

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 173–185 | Cite as

Mechanical and impact behaviour of (Al2O3) p /2014 and (Al2O3) p /6061 Al metal matrix composites in the 25–200°C range

  • F. Bonollo
  • L. Ceschini
  • G. L. Garagnani


The present work is aimed at studying the impact behaviour of commercially available Aluminium matrix composites, in a temperature interval ranging from 25°C to 200°C. The results of instrumented impact tests and of microstructural and fractographic observations are correlated with the tensile properties of these materials. A description of the phenomena involved (particles cracking, interfacial failure associated to matrix-reinforcement reaction layers, ductile behaviour of the matrix) is given. The effect of testing temperature as well as that of the matrix characteristics are presented and discussed.

Key words

aluminum matrix composites impact strength tensile strength high temperature testing fractography 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Bonollo
    • 1
  • L. Ceschini
    • 2
  • G. L. Garagnani
    • 2
  1. 1.DIMEGUniversity of PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of MetallurgyUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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