Effect of Fiber Volume Fraction on High Temperature Creep of Al2O3-SiO2(sf)/AZ91D Composite
Constant stress tensile creep tests were conducted on AZ91D–20 vol.%, 25 vol.%, and 30 vol.% Al2O3-SiO2 short fiber composites and on an unreinforced AZ91D matrix alloy. The creep resistance of the reinforced materials is shown to be considerably improved compared with the matrix alloy. With the increasing volume fraction of short fibers, the creep resistance of AZ91D composites is improved, and their creep threshold stresses are also increased accordingly. Because of the increasing volume fraction of short fibers, loads of bearing and transmission of short fibers will increase, and thus the creep resistance of AZ91D composites further improves, but the precipitation of β-Mg17Al12 precipitate increases in the number, it is easy to soften coarse, so that threshold stress of AZ91D composite does not increase greatly.
J. Tian "Effect of Fiber Volume Fraction on High Temperature Creep of Al2O3-SiO2(sf)/AZ91D Composite", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 474-476, pp. 548-552, 2011