FIBER-REINFORCED METALS AND ALLOYS
Bimonthly progress rept. no. 5, 8 July-8 Sep 1964
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL
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This report describes the work done on the mechanisms of strengthening and deformation, and the fracture behavior of composites of tungsten-silver and steel-silver with both short aligned fivers as well as long continuous fibers. Investigations indicate that with short discontinuous aligned fibers in a composite, only a fraction of the fiber strength is realized. The ductile-to-brittle transition found in steel-silver composites was also found in tungsten-silver composites. The fracture energy measurements were most helpful in clarifying this ductile-to-brittle behavior and the analysis of the fracture modes.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Metallurgy and Metallography