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|Title:||Role of controlled debonding along fiber/matrix interfaces in the strength and toughness of metal matrix composites|
Toughness of composites
|Source:||Argon, A.S.,Seleznev, M.L.,Shih, C.F.,Liu, X.H. (1998). Role of controlled debonding along fiber/matrix interfaces in the strength and toughness of metal matrix composites. International Journal of Fracture 93 (1-4) : 351-371. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||In metal matrix composites toughness is derived primarily from the plastic work of rupture of ductile matrix ligaments between the fractured fibers and from the plastic work of simple shear separation along steps connecting major fracture terraces. In the optimization of tensile strength in the longitudinal and transverse directions together with the respective works of fracture the most important factor is the control of the extent of debonding along interfaces between the fibers and the matrix, which develops locally in the course of deformation in a continuously changing mix of modes. In Al alloy matrix composites reinforced with Al2O3 fibers an effective means of controlling the key interface fracture toughness is through coarsening of Al2Cu intermetallic interface precipitates which prescribe a ductile fracture separation layer. A combined experimental approach and micromechanical modeling, utilizing a specially tailored novel tension/shear: traction/separation law provides the means for further optimization of overall behavior.|
|Source Title:||International Journal of Fracture|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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