Mechanical properties of 2014Al/SiC composites with oxidized SiC particles

Jong Hoon Jeong, Youngman Kim, Jae Chul Lee

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

17 Citations (Scopus)


Metal-matrix composites (MMCs) are known to have wide applications in parts of transportation devices such as automobiles and aircraft. Al-matrix composites using SiC particles are reinforcements are especially spotlighted because of their low cost, superior specific modulus, specific strength, wear resistance, and high-temperature stability. However, Al4C3 formed by the interfacial reaction between Al and SiC weakens the interfacial bonding strength. It is also known to be unstable in the water-soluble atmosphere. In this study, the passive oxidation of SiC powder is used as a protective layer against the reaction between the Al matrix and the SiC particles. We investigated the changes in interfacial product of the composites, and mechanical properties such as interfacial bonding strength and tensile strengths. In terms of the oxidized-layer thickness of the reinforcement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1361-1369
Number of pages9
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Volume34 A
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


Dive into the research topics of 'Mechanical properties of 2014Al/SiC composites with oxidized SiC particles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this