Mechanical Behaviour of Ultrafine Grained Cu and Cu-(2.5 and 5) Vol.%Al2O3 Composites Produced by Powder Compact Forging
Nanostructured Cu-(2.5 and 5)vol.%Al2O3 composite powders were produced from a mixture of Cu powder and Al2O3 nanopowder using high energy mechanical milling, and then compacted by hot pressing. The Cu and Cu-Al2O3 composite powder compacts were then forged into disks at temperatures in the range of 500-800°C to consolidate the Cu and Cu-Al2O3 composite powders. Tensile testing of the specimens cut from the forged disks showed that the Cu forged disk had a good ductility (plastic strain to fracture: ~15%) and high yield strength of 320 MPa, and the Cu-(2.5 and 5)vol.%Al2O3 composite forged disks had a high fracture strength in range of 530-600 MPa, but low ductility.
George Ferguson, Ashvin Thambyah, Michael A Hodgson and Kelly Wade
A. Mukhtar and D. L. Zhang, "Mechanical Behaviour of Ultrafine Grained Cu and Cu-(2.5 and 5) Vol.%Al2O3 Composites Produced by Powder Compact Forging", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 275, pp. 170-173, 2011