A methodology to control interfacial microstructures, while suppressing formation of Al4C3 in wrought Al alloy composites reinforced with SiC, was demonstrated. Thermodynamic calculations were carded out to elucidate how one can select process parameters in terms of alloy composition and fabrication temperature to obtain intended interfaces. Experimental verifications were conducted using scanning electron microscopy “SEM” and transmission electron microscopy “TEM” to validate calculated results. The reaction mechanisms for forming various interfaces were identified both theoretically and experimentally. Evaluations of the interfacial bonding strengths and interfacial stability at elevated temperatures were also carried out for various interface types.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2001 Jul|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Metals and Alloys