On Carbide Particle Reinforced Al Composites Fabricated by Pressureless Infiltration Technique
5052 Al matrix composites reinforced with carbide particles (SiC, TiC, and B4C) were fabricated by the pressureless infiltration and the tensile properties were analyzed. The strength values in the control Al were significantly increased over those of the commercial alloy while the strain to failure of the former decreased. Strength values in the composite reinforced with carbide particles were further increased compared to the control alloys. It was observed that strengthening effect by an addition of reinforcement varied with according to reinforcement types. By relative comparison, both TiC and B4C particles may be effective reinforcement compared to SiC particles in Al matrix composites.
Z.Y. Zhong, H. Saka, T.H. Kim, E.A. Holm, Y.F. Han and X.S. Xie
K. B. Lee et al., "On Carbide Particle Reinforced Al Composites Fabricated by Pressureless Infiltration Technique", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 475-479, pp. 971-974, 2005