Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 03, Numéro C7, Novembre 1993
The 3rd European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes
Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés
Page(s) C7-1675 - C7-1684
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:19937263
The 3rd European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes
Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés

J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C7-1675-C7-1684

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19937263

Processing and properties of metal matrix composites reinforced with continuous fibres for the control of thermal expansion, creep resistance and fracture toughness

F. DELANNAY1, C. COLIN2, Y. MARCHAL1, L. TAO1, F. BOLAND1, P. COBZARU1, B. LIPS1 and M.-A. DELLIS1

1  Université Catholique de Louvain, Département des Sciences des Matériaux et des Procédés, PCIM, Place Sainte Barbe 2, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
2  On leave from Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris, Centre des Matériaux P.M. Fourt


Abstract
Al-, Zn-, and Cu-based matrix composites reinforced with continuous fibres of carbon, SiC, Al2O3, or steel have been processed by squeeze casting or powder metallurgy. Interface reactions can be controlled by alloying additions in the matrix. Interface adhesion has been characterized from the distributions of fibre pull-out lengths on fracture surfaces. Thermal expansion curves reveal the magnitude of the stress transfer at interfaces. In the case of low melting point matrices, ductile steel fibres offer the best combination of fracture toughness and creep resistance.



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