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Title: Particle weakening in superplastic SiC/2124 Al composites at high temperature

Abstract

High-strain-rate superplastic behavior of powder-metallurgy-processed 2124 Al matrix alloy and 10%, 20%, and 30% SiC particulate reinforced 2124 Al composites were investigated over the temperature range from 370 C to 565 C, and the strain rate range from 10{sup {minus}4}/s to 1/s. The true activation energy for the plastic flow after threshold stress compensation was close to that for lattice diffusion in aluminum for the 2124 Al alloy, while the activation energies for the 2124 composites were considerably higher than those for the unreinforced alloy, increasing with an increase in the volume fraction of SiC. The strength of the 2124 Al composites is lower than the strength of the 2124 Al alloy at high temperatures. The strength differential between the unreinforced and reinforced 2124 Al alloys is a function of temperature and is seen to decrease systematically with decrease in temperature and virtually vanishes at 460 C. Particle weakening is discussed in the light of load transfer effect, interphase diffusion, dissolution of second phase particles into matrix and the presence of liquid phase. It is proposed that interphase weakening, possibly with some liquid formation, is the principal factor contributing to the results obtained. Interphase and boundary sliding is believed tomore » be the rate-controlling process in plastic flow of the SiC/2124 Al composites.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hong-Ik Univ., Seoul (KR)
OSTI Identifier:
20075932
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Acta Materialia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 48; Journal Issue: 8; Other Information: PBD: 11 May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 1359-6454
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; PLASTICITY; ALUMINIUM BASE ALLOYS; SILICON CARBIDES; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; POWDER METALLURGY; CONCENTRATION RATIO; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0400-1000 K; STRAIN RATE

Citation Formats

Kim, W.J., and Sherby, O.D. Particle weakening in superplastic SiC/2124 Al composites at high temperature. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1016/S1359-6454(00)00006-9.
Kim, W.J., & Sherby, O.D. Particle weakening in superplastic SiC/2124 Al composites at high temperature. United States. doi:10.1016/S1359-6454(00)00006-9.
Kim, W.J., and Sherby, O.D. Thu . "Particle weakening in superplastic SiC/2124 Al composites at high temperature". United States. doi:10.1016/S1359-6454(00)00006-9.
@article{osti_20075932,
title = {Particle weakening in superplastic SiC/2124 Al composites at high temperature},
author = {Kim, W.J. and Sherby, O.D.},
abstractNote = {High-strain-rate superplastic behavior of powder-metallurgy-processed 2124 Al matrix alloy and 10%, 20%, and 30% SiC particulate reinforced 2124 Al composites were investigated over the temperature range from 370 C to 565 C, and the strain rate range from 10{sup {minus}4}/s to 1/s. The true activation energy for the plastic flow after threshold stress compensation was close to that for lattice diffusion in aluminum for the 2124 Al alloy, while the activation energies for the 2124 composites were considerably higher than those for the unreinforced alloy, increasing with an increase in the volume fraction of SiC. The strength of the 2124 Al composites is lower than the strength of the 2124 Al alloy at high temperatures. The strength differential between the unreinforced and reinforced 2124 Al alloys is a function of temperature and is seen to decrease systematically with decrease in temperature and virtually vanishes at 460 C. Particle weakening is discussed in the light of load transfer effect, interphase diffusion, dissolution of second phase particles into matrix and the presence of liquid phase. It is proposed that interphase weakening, possibly with some liquid formation, is the principal factor contributing to the results obtained. Interphase and boundary sliding is believed to be the rate-controlling process in plastic flow of the SiC/2124 Al composites.},
doi = {10.1016/S1359-6454(00)00006-9},
journal = {Acta Materialia},
issn = {1359-6454},
number = 8,
volume = 48,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}