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Title: Using rapid infrared forming to control interfaces in titanium-matrix composites

Abstract

Control of the fiber-matrix reaction during composite fabrication is commonly achieved by shortening the processing time, coating the reinforcement with relatively inert materials, or adding alloying elements to retard the reaction. To minimize the processing time, a rapid IR forming (RIF) technique for metal-matrix composite fabrication has been developed. Experiments have shown that the RIF technique is a quick, simple, and low-cost process to fabricate titanium-alloy matrix composites reinforced with either silicon carbide or carbon fibers. Due to short processing times (typically on the order of 1-2 minutes in an inert atmosphere for composites with up to eight-ply reinforcements), the interfacial reaction is limited and well controlled. Composites fabricated by this technique have mechanical properties that are comparable to (in several cases, superior to) those made with conventional diffusion-bonding techniques. 21 refs.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (Cincinnati Univ., OH (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6302627
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
JOM (Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society); (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 45:3; Journal ID: ISSN 1047-4838
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; INTERFACES; MATRIX MATERIALS; CHEMICAL REACTION KINETICS; TITANIUM ALLOYS; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; LIQUID METALS; SILICON CARBIDES; ALLOYS; CARBIDES; CARBON COMPOUNDS; ELEMENTS; FLUIDS; KINETICS; LIQUIDS; MATERIALS; METALS; REACTION KINETICS; SILICON COMPOUNDS; 360103* - Metals & Alloys- Mechanical Properties; 360102 - Metals & Alloys- Structure & Phase Studies

Citation Formats

Warrier, S.G., and Lin, R.Y. Using rapid infrared forming to control interfaces in titanium-matrix composites. United States: N. p., 1993. Web. doi:10.1007/BF03222345.
Warrier, S.G., & Lin, R.Y. Using rapid infrared forming to control interfaces in titanium-matrix composites. United States. doi:10.1007/BF03222345.
Warrier, S.G., and Lin, R.Y. Mon . "Using rapid infrared forming to control interfaces in titanium-matrix composites". United States. doi:10.1007/BF03222345.
@article{osti_6302627,
title = {Using rapid infrared forming to control interfaces in titanium-matrix composites},
author = {Warrier, S.G. and Lin, R.Y.},
abstractNote = {Control of the fiber-matrix reaction during composite fabrication is commonly achieved by shortening the processing time, coating the reinforcement with relatively inert materials, or adding alloying elements to retard the reaction. To minimize the processing time, a rapid IR forming (RIF) technique for metal-matrix composite fabrication has been developed. Experiments have shown that the RIF technique is a quick, simple, and low-cost process to fabricate titanium-alloy matrix composites reinforced with either silicon carbide or carbon fibers. Due to short processing times (typically on the order of 1-2 minutes in an inert atmosphere for composites with up to eight-ply reinforcements), the interfacial reaction is limited and well controlled. Composites fabricated by this technique have mechanical properties that are comparable to (in several cases, superior to) those made with conventional diffusion-bonding techniques. 21 refs.},
doi = {10.1007/BF03222345},
journal = {JOM (Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society); (United States)},
issn = {1047-4838},
number = ,
volume = 45:3,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {3}
}