Fibres-Reinforced Zinc-Aluminium Matrix Composites for Improved Creep Resistance and Fracture Toughness

  • M. A. Dellis
  • J.-P. Keustermans
  • F. Delannay
  • J. Wegria


This work aim at an assessment of the effects of fibers reinforcement and the influence of manufacturing parameters on microstructure and properties of zinc-based alloys commonly used in the manufacturing of parts by pressure die casting. Microstructural observations were made on the squeeze infiltrated samples. The following properties have been investigated: young modulus, hardness, impact strength (Charpy), creep resistance and thermal expansion coefficient. The failure behaviour is espacially discussed.


Carbon Fibre Thermal Expansion Coefficient Creep Rate Steel Fibre Matrix Alloy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Dellis
    • 1
  • J.-P. Keustermans
    • 1
  • F. Delannay
    • 1
  • J. Wegria
    • 2
  1. 1.Dépt. des Sciences des Matériaux et Procédés - PCPM ReaumurUniversité Catholique de LouvainLouvain-La-NeuveBelgique
  2. 2.Vieille Montage - a division of ACEC - Union Minière SACentre d’Etude des ApplicationsAubyFrance

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