Fibres-Reinforced Zinc-Aluminium Matrix Composites for Improved Creep Resistance and Fracture Toughness
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.
KeywordsCarbon Fibre Thermal Expansion Coefficient Creep Rate Steel Fibre Matrix Alloy
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