skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Dynamic tensile deformation and damage of B4C-reinforced Al composites: Time-resolved imaging with synchrotron x-rays

Abstract

Dynamic tensile experiments are conducted on 15% and 30% in weight percentage B4C/Al composites with a split Hopkinson tension bar, along with high-speed synchrotron x-ray digital image correlation (XDIC) to map strain fields at μ m and μ s scales. As manifested by bulk-scale stress – strain curves, a higher particle content leads to a higher yield strength but lower ductility. Strain field mapping by XDIC demonstrates that tension deformation and tensile fracture, as opposed to shear and shear failure, dominate deformation and failure of the composites. The fractographs of recovered samples show consistent features. The particle-matrix interfaces are nucleation sites for strain localizations, and their propagation and coalescence are diffused by the Al matrix. The reduced spacing between strain localization sites with increasing particle content, facilitates their coalescence and leads to decreased ductility. Furthermore, designing a particle-reinforced, metallic-matrix composite with balanced strength and ductility should consider optimizing the inter-particle distance as a key par

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [5];  [6];  [6];  [7];  [8]
  1. Wuhan Univ. of Technology, Hubei (People's Republic of China); Southwest Jiaotong Univ., Sichuan (People's Republic of China); The Peac Institute of Multiscale Sciences, Sichuan (People's Republic of China)
  2. Southwest Jiaotong Univ., Sichuan (People's Republic of China); The Peac Institute of Multiscale Sciences, Sichuan (People's Republic of China); Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Anhui (People's Republic of China)
  3. China Academy of Engineering Physics, Sichuan (People's Republic of China)
  4. The Peac Institute of Multiscale Sciences, Sichuan (People's Republic of China); Univ. of Science and Technology of China, Anhui (People's Republic of China)
  5. The Peac Institute of Multiscale Sciences, Sichuan (People's Republic of China)
  6. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  7. Wuhan Univ. of Technology, Hubei (People's Republic of China)
  8. Southwest Jiaotong Univ., Sichuan (People's Republic of China); The Peac Institute of Multiscale Sciences, Sichuan (People's Republic of China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES)
OSTI Identifier:
1338241
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1359584
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Materials Science and Engineering. A, Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 664; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0921-5093
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; fractography; fracture; metal-matrix composites (MMCs); radiography

Citation Formats

Bie, B. X., Huang, J. Y., Su, B., Lu, L., Fan, D., E, J. C., Sun, T., Fezzaa, K., Qi, M. L., and Luo, S. N.. Dynamic tensile deformation and damage of B4C-reinforced Al composites: Time-resolved imaging with synchrotron x-rays. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2016.03.124.
Bie, B. X., Huang, J. Y., Su, B., Lu, L., Fan, D., E, J. C., Sun, T., Fezzaa, K., Qi, M. L., & Luo, S. N.. Dynamic tensile deformation and damage of B4C-reinforced Al composites: Time-resolved imaging with synchrotron x-rays. United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2016.03.124
Bie, B. X., Huang, J. Y., Su, B., Lu, L., Fan, D., E, J. C., Sun, T., Fezzaa, K., Qi, M. L., and Luo, S. N.. Wed . "Dynamic tensile deformation and damage of B4C-reinforced Al composites: Time-resolved imaging with synchrotron x-rays". United States. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2016.03.124. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1338241.
@article{osti_1338241,
title = {Dynamic tensile deformation and damage of B4C-reinforced Al composites: Time-resolved imaging with synchrotron x-rays},
author = {Bie, B. X. and Huang, J. Y. and Su, B. and Lu, L. and Fan, D. and E, J. C. and Sun, T. and Fezzaa, K. and Qi, M. L. and Luo, S. N.},
abstractNote = {Dynamic tensile experiments are conducted on 15% and 30% in weight percentage B4C/Al composites with a split Hopkinson tension bar, along with high-speed synchrotron x-ray digital image correlation (XDIC) to map strain fields at μ m and μ s scales. As manifested by bulk-scale stress – strain curves, a higher particle content leads to a higher yield strength but lower ductility. Strain field mapping by XDIC demonstrates that tension deformation and tensile fracture, as opposed to shear and shear failure, dominate deformation and failure of the composites. The fractographs of recovered samples show consistent features. The particle-matrix interfaces are nucleation sites for strain localizations, and their propagation and coalescence are diffused by the Al matrix. The reduced spacing between strain localization sites with increasing particle content, facilitates their coalescence and leads to decreased ductility. Furthermore, designing a particle-reinforced, metallic-matrix composite with balanced strength and ductility should consider optimizing the inter-particle distance as a key par},
doi = {10.1016/j.msea.2016.03.124},
journal = {Materials Science and Engineering. A, Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing},
number = C,
volume = 664,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {3}
}

Journal Article:

Citation Metrics:
Cited by: 5 works
Citation information provided by
Web of Science

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

Influence of damage on the tensile behaviour of pure aluminium reinforced with ≥40 vol. pct alumina particles
journal, October 2001


Investigation of impact behaviour of aluminium based SiC particle reinforced metal–matrix composites
journal, February 2007


Metal matrix composites – From science to technological significance
journal, December 2005


Tensile behavior and dynamic failure of aluminum 6092/B4C composites
journal, October 2006


Tensile properties of 5052 Al Matrix composites reinforced with B4C particles
journal, August 2001

  • Lee, Kon Bae; Sim, Ho Seop; Kwon, Hoon
  • Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, Vol. 32, Issue 8
  • DOI: 10.1007/s11661-001-0031-z

The design, fabrication and properties of B4C/Al neutron absorbers
journal, June 2013


Size-dependent compression deformation behaviors of high particle content B4C/Al composites
journal, February 2012


Microstructure and mechanical properties of friction stir welded AA6063–B4C metal matrix composites
journal, August 2009

  • Chen, X. -G.; da Silva, M.; Gougeon, P.
  • Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 518, Issue 1-2
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2009.04.052

Local and global measures of the fracture toughness of metal matrix composites
journal, May 2010


Mechanical behaviour of an Al–matrix composite reinforced with nanocrystalline Al-coated B 4 C particulates
journal, November 2006


Dynamic mechanical response and thermal expansion of ceramic particle reinforced aluminium 6061 matrix composites
journal, November 1994

  • Vaidya, Rajendra U.; Song, Shihong G.; Zurek, Anna K.
  • Philosophical Magazine A, Vol. 70, Issue 5
  • DOI: 10.1080/01418619408242933

Particle-reinforced aluminum matrix composites produced from powder mixtures via friction stir processing
journal, March 2011


In situ x-ray investigation of freestanding nanoscale Cu–Nb multilayers under tensile load
journal, January 2009

  • Aydıner, C. C.; Brown, D. W.; Mara, N. A.
  • Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 94, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.3074374

Fabrication, microstructure, and mechanical properties of tin nanostructures
journal, July 2011

  • Burek, Michael J.; Budiman, Arief Suriadi; Jahed, Zeinab
  • Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 528, Issue 18
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2011.04.019

Plasticity in the nanoscale Cu/Nb single-crystal multilayers as revealed by synchrotron Laue x-ray microdiffraction
journal, January 2012

  • Budiman, Arief Suriadi; Han, Seung-Min; Li, Nan
  • Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 27, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2011.421

Plasticity evolution in nanoscale Cu/Nb single-crystal multilayers as revealed by synchrotron X-ray microdiffraction
journal, May 2015


Growth and structural characterization of epitaxial Cu/Nb multilayers
journal, April 2011


Microcompression study of Al-Nb nanoscale multilayers
journal, January 2012

  • Kim, Youbin; Budiman, Arief Suriadi; Baldwin, J. Kevin
  • Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 27, Issue 3
  • DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2011.414

Fracture Mechanics and Testing of Interface Adhesion Strength in Multilayered Structures – Application in Advanced Solar PV Materials and Technology
journal, January 2016


Impact of deposition conditions on the crystallization kinetics of amorphous GeTe films
journal, October 2015

  • Khoo, Chee Ying; Liu, Hai; Sasangka, Wardhana A.
  • Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 51, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1007/s10853-015-9493-z

Gas gun shock experiments with single-pulse x-ray phase contrast imaging and diffraction at the Advanced Photon Source
journal, July 2012

  • Luo, S. N.; Jensen, B. J.; Hooks, D. E.
  • Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 83, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4733704

High speed synchrotron x-ray phase contrast imaging of dynamic material response to split Hopkinson bar loading
journal, February 2013

  • Hudspeth, M.; Claus, B.; Dubelman, S.
  • Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 84, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4789780

Transient x-ray diffraction with simultaneous imaging under high strain-rate loading
journal, November 2014

  • Fan, D.; Lu, L.; Li, B.
  • Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 85, Issue 11
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4900861

Note: Dynamic strain field mapping with synchrotron X-ray digital image correlation
journal, July 2014

  • Lu, L.; Fan, D.; Bie, B. X.
  • Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 85, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1063/1.4887343

Localised deformation patterning in 2D granular materials revealed by digital image correlation
journal, November 2009


Assessment of High Speed Imaging Systems for 2D and 3D Deformation Measurements: Methodology Development and Validation
journal, January 2007


Origin of compression-induced failure in brittle solids under shock loading
journal, October 2015


Particle movement during the deep penetration of a granular material studied by X-ray microtomography
journal, January 2006


Localized Densification during the Compaction of Alumina Granules: The Stage I-II Transition
journal, April 2000


Dynamic tensile necking: Influence of specimen geometry and boundary conditions
journal, August 2013


Size dependent strengthening in particle reinforced aluminium
journal, January 2002


Experimental and numerical studies of the effect of particle size on the deformation behavior of the metal matrix composites
journal, March 2007


    Works referencing / citing this record: