Accession Number:

ADA222635

Title:

Investigation of Thermo-Mechanical Effects in Silicon Carbide Whisker/Al Alloy Composites

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 1985-31 Aug 1989,

Corporate Author:

VIRGINIA UNIV CHARLOTTESVILLE DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

This program deals with determining factors that influence strength, ductility, and elongation to failure in SiC whiskerAl alloy composites. Specifically, a microstructural study was made in an attempt to define extrinsic and intrinsic factors that control fracture and thus influence properties. One of the more important products by ACMC from SiCAl composites has been the rolled sheet. The response of the material to secondary processing and thermo- mechanical treatment is of utmost importance with respect to material quality. The present study emphasizes microstructural-mechanical property characterization of the rolled material. JES

Subject Categories:

  • Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE