DYNAMIC FRACTURE OF FILAMENT-REINFORCED METAL-MATRIX COMPOSITES

The dynamic fracture of filament-reinforced metal-matrix composites was investigated using the thin flyer plate technique. Aluminum alloys, containing approximately 50 volume percent boron filaments arranged in two mutually perpendicular directions were impacted normal to the plane of reinforcement with 0.01 inch thick mylar flyers to induce spall fracture and filament damage. Filament damage, in the form of multiple fiber fractures or crushing, tended to increase with impact velocity. Spall failure and filament damage appeared to be mutually independent.( Auth )

  • Corporate Authors:

    SANDIA LABORATORIES

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Reed, R P
    • Schuster, D M
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00001654
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SCDR-69150 Devel Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 30 1972 12:00AM