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Mechanisms for Mechanical Property Enhancement of Fibre Reinforced Metals Using a Hybrid Technique

  • E. A. Feest
  • R. M. K. Young
  • S. I. Yamada
  • S. I. Towata

Abstract

The properties of multifilament SiC/Al composites can be enhanced when they are ‘hybridised’ by small additions of particulate or whisker material. Previous studies have shown that a mechanism for this improvement is the reduction in the number of fibre contacts. The present work investigated other possible mechanisms. It showed evidence for the reduction of meniscus penetration defects and for the importance of the increased availability of the reinforcement/matrix interfacial area in reducing interface related degradation. In the Al-Cu matrix system this interfacial effect was manifested in the distribution of intermetallic in the composite.

Keywords

Interfacial Area Hybridise Composite Intermetallic Layer Squeeze Casting Fibre Matrix Interface 
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References

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    S. Towata and S. Yamada, Trans. Jap. Inst. Met, 27 9 (1986) p 709Google Scholar
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    R.M.K. Young, AERE R- 13330, November 1988Google Scholar
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. Feest
    • 1
  • R. M. K. Young
    • 1
  • S. I. Yamada
    • 2
  • S. I. Towata
    • 2
  1. 1.Harwell LaboratoryMetals Technology CentreDidcotEngland
  2. 2.Toyota C.R.D.LAichi-KenJapan

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