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Influence of heat treatment processes on fatigue performance of particle reinforced aluminium alloys

Fitzpatrick, M. E.; Moffatt, J. E.; Dubois, A.; Gregoire, F. and Tarrant, A. D (2002). Influence of heat treatment processes on fatigue performance of particle reinforced aluminium alloys. Materials Science and Technology, 18(12) pp. 1453–1457.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/026708302225007844
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Abstract

The fatigue performance of particle reinforced metal matrix composites improves as the matrix strength is increased. However, the heat treatment required for high matrix strength induces residual stresses into the material, which need to be balanced against potential distortion during machining of components. This paper reports results showing the fatigue behaviour of a 2124 aluminium alloy reinforced with 25 vol.-% of silicon carbide particles. The effect of quench medium on tensile and rotating bend fatigue strength is reported. Results are correlated with residual stress profiles measured in quenched plates of the material.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0267-0836
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Item ID: 10399
Depositing User: Michael E. Fitzpatrick
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:07
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10399
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