Thermal Residual Stresses Generated during Processing of Cr-Al2O3 Composites and their Influence on Macroscopic Elastic Properties
This work is focused on the modeling of thermal stresses induced during the fabrication of the metal/ceramic composites. On example of Cr-Al2O3 composite processed by powder metallurgy, thermal stresses after fabrication are determined by FEM model for different contents of metal and ceramic phases. Numerical model of microcracking induced by thermal stresses is then proposed and applied to compute the overall elastic properties of the damaged composite. Comparison of the model predictions with the measured data for Young's modulus is presented.
Pietro VINCENZINI, Sheldon WIEDERHORN and Paolo COLOMBO
W. Weglewski et al., "Thermal Residual Stresses Generated during Processing of Cr-Al2O3 Composites and their Influence on Macroscopic Elastic Properties", Advances in Science and Technology, Vol. 65, pp. 27-32, 2010