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Thermal expansion characteristics of cast Cu based metal matrix composites

Prakasan, K and Palaniappan, S and Seshan, S (1997) Thermal expansion characteristics of cast Cu based metal matrix composites. In: Composites Part A, 28A (12). pp. 1019-1022.

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Like any other metal/alloy, copper and its alloys also soften at elevated temperatures. Reinforcing with ceramic or carbon fibres is one of the suggested solutions to overcome this. Very limited literature is available on Cu based metal matrix composites (MMCs); none of these pertain to liquid phase fabrication. Hence, a systematic investigation was carried out on MMCs based on copper, with alumino-silicate fibres and carbon fibres as reinforcements. The MMCs thus produced exhibit a uniform distribution of reinforcement in the matrix. Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) values are lower than that of pure copper.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Composites Part A
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Keywords: Copper based MMCs;Alumina-silicate;Carbon fibre; Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE))
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2007
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:36
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/10142

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