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Title: Development of a novel hybrid aluminum-based composite with enhanced properties
Authors: Gupta, M. 
Lai, M.O. 
Lim, C.Y.H. 
Keywords: Aluminum
Coefficient of thermal expansion
Mechanical properties
Issue Date: 6-Jun-2006
Citation: Gupta, M., Lai, M.O., Lim, C.Y.H. (2006-06-06). Development of a novel hybrid aluminum-based composite with enhanced properties. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 176 (1-3) : 191-199. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: In the present study, a novel aluminum-based hybrid composite containing titanium particulates (discontinuous/particulates reinforcement) and iron mesh (continuous/interconnected reinforcement) was synthesized using a solidification processing route involving disintegrated melt deposition coupled with hot extrusion. Microstructural characterization studies conducted on hybrid composite revealed reduced grain size (∼44%) when compared to monolithic aluminum, uniform distribution of unreacted and reacted titanium in matrix, and absence of reaction products at the iron-wire/aluminum matrix interface. Results of properties characterization revealed that the presence of hybrid reinforcement led to a reduction in coefficient of thermal expansion (∼7.6%) and an increase in hardness, elastic modulus (∼10%), 0.2% yield strength (20%) and ultimate tensile strength (∼27%). The enhancement in properties realized in hybrid composite was found to be much higher when compared to conventional Al/SiC composite formulations containing relatively higher weight percentages of SiC particulates. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Materials Processing Technology
ISSN: 09240136
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2006.03.130
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