Interfaces in Metal Matrix Composites

Interfaces in Metal Matrix Composites

Composite Materials, Vol. 1

1st Edition - February 28, 1974

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  • Editor: Arthur G. Metcalfe
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216676

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 436
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: February 28, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216676

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Arthur G. Metcalfe

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