Affordable Metal-Matrix Composites for High Performance Applications / Edition 1

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This proceedings volume will contain papers based on original work in metal-matrix composites for high performance applications. The purpose of the symposium is to discuss the technical challenges pertaining to high performance applications, and it will cover all relevant aspects of MMC technology such as selection/development of a suitable matrix alloy, processing techniques, microstructural characterization, and mechanical properties. Issues related to aerospace and space applications of MMCs will be emphasized, while processing, strengthening mechanisms, and properties issues will also be discussed.

From the 2001 TMS Fall Meeting, which was held in Indianapolis, Indiana, November 4-8, 2001.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873395007
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 8.58 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents


Metal Matrix Composites for Space Systems: Current Uses and Future Opportunities 1
D.B. Miracle

Evaluation of Al/SiC Composites for the AAAV Road Wheel Wear Ring 23
D.M. Bowden, H.N. Chou, G. Simula and S. Evans

Development of a New Discontinuously Reinforced Aluminum for Space Applications 35
A.B. Pander, K.L. Kendig and D.B. Miracle

Yes - This is Rocket Science: MMCs for Liquid Rocket Engines 47
J.S. Shelley. R. Leclaire, D.B. Miracle and J. Nichols


Process Simulation of Solidification of Aluminum Reinforced with Thermally Managed Graphite Rod 55
P. Rohatgi, P. Shukla, V. Thrari, R.S. Amano and E.K. Lee

Interfacial Aspects to Produce Particulate Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites 71
G. Kaptay

Dynamic Simulation of the Movement of a Ceramic Particle in Front of a Solidifying Interface 101
A. Borsik, K.K. Kelemen and G. Kaptay

Tensile and Fatigue Properties of Permanent Mold Cast A359-SiCp Aluminum Alloys 113
P.K. Rohatgi, P. Shukla, R.B. Thakkar and D. Weiss


Creep Behavior of Powder Metallurgy SiC-Al Composites and Their Al Matrices 127
F.A. Mohamed

The Effect of Zirconia Particulate Reinforcements on Superalloy Creep Behavior 143
R.K. Oruganti and A.K. Ghosh

High Cycle Fatigue Strength Improvement of Titanium Matrix Composites by Residual Stress Modification 155
J.M. Hausmann, C. Leyens, J. Hemptenmacher and W.A. Kaysser

Improving the Tensile Response of 6061/SiC/25p Discontinuously-Reinforced Aluminum Via Modification of Reinforcement Particle Morphology 163
J.E. Spowart and D.B. Miracle

Tensile Deformation and Fracture Characteristics of 2009 Aluminum Alloy Metal Matrix Composite 173
T.S. Srivatsan, M. Al-Hajri, C. Smith and M. Petraroli

Isothermal Solidification and Metastable Phases Equilibria in Al-21.5%Si Alloy 193
O.V. Mazur and V.I. Mazur


In-Situ Processing of Al Alloy Matrix Composites 199
Q. Zheng and R.G. Reddy

In-Situ Fabrication of Fiber Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites 211
H.J. Rack, I. Gheorghe, K. Kharia and A.C. Geiculescu

Gas Atomization and Spray Deposition of Aluminum Alloy Matrix Pre-Composite Powders 223
A. Zambon and B. Badan

Interfacial Reactions at Elevated Temperatures in New Low Coast Al/SiC Metal Matrix Composite 233
G.J. Grant, D.E. McCready, D.R. Herling and M.T. Smith

Effect of Pulse Parameters on the Molten Pool Behavior of SiCp/6061 Composite in Impulsed Laser Welding 251
N. Jitai, Z. Deku, J. Guojuan, Z. Baoyou


Finite Element Modeling of Discontinuously Reinforced Aluminum in 2D and 3D 261
C.J. Lissenden and H. Shen

Mechanical Properties of High Strength 7034-T6 Aluminum Alloy 273
A.V.. Samant, R.F. A less i and R. Zawierucha


Investigation of the Strain Distribution in an Al-MMC Torsion Sample Using High Energy Synchrotron Radiation 285
R.V. Martins, U. Lienerl, L. Margulies and A. Pyzalla

Effect of Overloading on the Fatigue Crack Growth Behaviour of Cross-Ply Ti-6AI-4V/SCS-6 Laminate 297
A. Yasmin and P. Bowen

The High Cycle Fatigue and Final Fracture Behavior of SiC Particulate Reinforced 7034 Aluminum Alloy Metal Matrix Composite 309
T.S. Srivalsan and M. Al-Hajri



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