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Interfaces in Metal Matrix Composites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121365011, 9781483216676

Interfaces in Metal Matrix Composites

1st Edition

Composite Materials, Vol. 1

Editor: Arthur G. Metcalfe
eBook ISBN: 9781483216676
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th February 1974
Page Count: 436
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Interfaces in Metal Matrix Composites, Volume 1 presents the position of the science of interfaces, as well as the necessary background for the effort in progress to apply these materials. The book discusses the mechanical and physical aspects of the interface; the effect of the interface on longitudinal tensile properties; and the effect of the filament-matrix interface on off-axis tensile strength. The text also describes the role of the interface on elastic-plastic composite behavior; the effect of interface on fracture; and the interfaces in oxide reinforced metals and in directionally solidified eutectics. The effect of impurity on reinforcement-matrix compatibility is also considered. Metallurgical engineers and people involved in the study of materials science will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Preface to Volume 1

1 Introduction and Review

I. Introduction

II. Review


2 Mechanical Aspects of the Interface

I. The Nature of the Interface

II. The Mechanical Environment of the Interface

III. The Nature and Effects of Residual Stresses at Composite Interfaces

IV. Interfacial Strength Tests

List of Symbols


3 Physical Chemical Aspects of the Interface

I. Types of Interface Bonding

II. Interfacial Stability

III. Reaction Kinetics

IV. Control of Interface Reaction


4 Effect of the Interface on Longitudinal Tensile Properties

I. Theories for Strong Interfaces

II. Theories for Weak Interfaces

III. Effect of Reaction on Strength of Class III Systems

IV. Effect of Interface on Strength of Pseudo-Class I Systems

V. Effect of Interface on Strength of Class II Systems

VI. Relationship of Interface Condition and Longitudinal Strength


5 Effect of the Filament-Matrix Interface on Off-Axis Tensile Strength

I. Theoretical Analyses of Off-Axis Strength

II. Off-Axis Failure of Composites

III. Discussion and Summary


6 Role of the Interface on Elastic-Plastic Composite Behavior

I. Introduction

II. Micromechanics of Elastic and Plastic Deformation

III. Interfacial Effects on Mechanical Behavior-Structure Relationships

IV. Summary


7 Effect of Interface on Fracture

I. Introduction

II. Fracture Toughness Testing

III. Fracture of Composites

IV. Summary


8 Interfaces in Oxide Reinforced Metals

I. Bulk Thermodynamic Considerations for Oxide-Metal Compatibility

II. Liquid Metal-Oxide Interactions

III. Solid State Bonding and Interface Development

IV. Interface Sensitive Mechanical Properties

V. Conclusion


9 Interfaces in Directionally Solidified Eutectics

I. Introduction

II. Characterization of Eutectic Interfaces

III. Interface Control of Mechanical Behavior


10 The Effect of Impurity on Reinforcement-Matrix Compatibility

I. Introduction

II. Impurity in the Reinforcement

III. Impurity in the Matrix

IV. Impurity in the Environment

V. Conclusion


Author Index

Subject Index


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28th February 1974
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Arthur G. Metcalfe

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