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Constitutive Characterization of Multi-Constituent Particulate Composites

  • Jennifer L. JordanEmail author
  • Jonathan E Spowart
  • D. Wayne Richards
Conference paper
Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)

Abstract

Multi-constituent epoxy-based particulate composites consisting of individual particles of aluminum and a second phase (copper, nickel or tungsten) have been synthesized. The mechanical and physical properties of the composite depend on the mechanical and physical properties of the individual components; their loading density; the shape and size of the particles; the interfacial adhesion; residual stresses; and matrix porosity. These multiphase particulate composites have been generated to investigate the deformation of aluminum in the presence of the second phase. Quasi-static and dynamic compression experiments have been performed to characterize the materials. The microstructures of the quasi-statically and dynamically deformed samples have been quantified to determine the amount of deformation in the aluminum particles, as a function of their proximity (i.e. near or far) from the second phase particles.

Keywords

Phase Particle Particulate Composite Aluminum Particle Epoxy Matrix Dynamic Experiment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jennifer L. Jordan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jonathan E Spowart
    • 2
  • D. Wayne Richards
    • 3
  1. 1.AFRL/RWMEEglin AFBUSA
  2. 2.AFRL/RXLMDWright-Patterson AFBUSA
  3. 3.AFRL/RWMEEglin AFBUSA

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