|About this Abstract
||2018 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Nanocomposites V: Structure-Property Relationships in Nanostructured Materials
||Effects of Reinforcement Size and Volume Fraction on Tensile Behavior of Al-SiC Composites
||Conrad Park, Erica Bindas, Ji Xia, Corey Meyer, Don Hashiguchi, Kyung Chung, John Lewandowski, Matthew Willard
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The effects of changes in reinforcement size and volume fraction on the mechanical behavior of Al-SiC composites are being determined using novel powder preparation techniques. In particular, 6061 and 2124 matrices are being reinforced with different volume fractions and sizes down to 0.7 um SiC particulate using a novel method of powder preparation intended to improve the homogeneity of reinforcement distribution. Tension testing has been conducted using high-alignment grips along with both contact and non-contact extensometry. The effects of heat treatment conditions, reinforcement volume fraction, and size on the tension stress-strain curves, necking strain, and fractography will be presented.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume