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On the liquid-phase technology of carbon fiber/aluminum matrix composites

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The main problems with the liquid-phase technology of carbon fiber/aluminum matrix composites include poor wetting of the fiber with liquid aluminum and formation of aluminum carbide on the fibers’ surface. This paper aims to solve these problems. The theoretical and experimental dependence of porosity on the applied pressure were determined. The possibility of obtaining a carbon fiber/aluminum matrix composite wire with a strength value of about 1500 MPa was shown. The correlation among the strength of the carbon fiber reinforced aluminum matrix composite, the fracture surface, and the degradation of the carbon fiber surface was discussed.

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Authors are grateful to Professor S.T. Mileiko for discussing the results and O.F. Shakhlevich for technical assistance. Research part of work has been executed with use of the equipment of the Center of collective usage “Nanotech” (Ufa State Aviation Technical University) and Center of collective usage ISSP RAS. This work is financially supported by ISSP RAS-Russian Government contracts.

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Galyshev, S., Gomzin, A., Gallyamova, R. et al. On the liquid-phase technology of carbon fiber/aluminum matrix composites. Int J Miner Metall Mater 26, 1578–1584 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-019-1877-7

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Keywords

  • carbon fiber/aluminum matrix composite
  • liquid-phase fabrication
  • infiltration pressure
  • composite porosity
  • composite wire
  • ultrasonic