Mechanical Properties and Reinforcement Mechanism of Amorphous Particles Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites
The metallic glass particles reinforced aluminum matrix composites without obvious defects were obtained successfully by explosive compaction of mixed powders. The quasi-static compressive mechanical properties of the composites with the reinforcement matrix mass fraction 10%, 15% and 20% respectively were researched recur to universal testing machine of Instron 3367 and self-consistent theory. Finally, reinforcement mechanism of the metallic glass particles on the matrix was analyzed by numerical simulation recur to LS-DYNA program. The results show that the mechanical properties obtained by self-consistent theory are well accord with the experimental results; compared with pure aluminum, the yield stress of the composites with metallic glass particles reinforcement of the mass fraction 20% enhances 46.8 percent; the main reinforcement mechanism is the amorphous particles can undertake higher loading, the combined quality of the reinforcement particles with the matrix and the distribute uniformity of the reinforcement particles are important factors which will affect the reinforcement effects.
Ford Lumban Gaol, Mehdi Roopaei, Svetlana Perry and Jessica Xu
J. X. Wang et al., "Mechanical Properties and Reinforcement Mechanism of Amorphous Particles Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 87, pp. 38-42, 2011