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Effect of matrix strength on the mechanical properties of Al-Zn-Mg/SiCp composites

Kumar, NVR and Dwarakadasa, ES (2000) Effect of matrix strength on the mechanical properties of Al-Zn-Mg/SiCp composites. In: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 31 (10). pp. 1139-1145.

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The mechanical properties of Al-Zn-Mg alloy reinforced with SiCP composites prepared by solidification route were studied by altering the matrix strength with different heat treatments. With respect to the control alloy, the composites have shown similar ageing behaviour in terms of microhardness data at 135 degrees C. It was shown that although composites exhibited enhanced modulus values, the strengthening was found to be dependent on the damage that is occurring during straining. Thus the initial matrix strength plays an important role in determining the strengthening. Consequently, compression data had shown a different trend compared to tension. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Keywords: matrix strength;mechanical properties
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2010 05:43
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:11
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/30235

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