Srinivasan, D and Surappa, MK (1992) Effect of Iron Impurity and Thermomechanical Processing on the Age-Hardening Behaviour of 6061 $Al-SiC_p$ MMC Produced by Casting Route. In: Scripta Metallurgica et Materialia, 27 (9). pp. 1139-1144.
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Currently there is a high level of interest in the studies on age-hardening kinetics of aluminium alloys containing discontinuous reinforcements. It is now well established that the presence of particulate reinforcements like SiC, $A1_20_3$ or $B_4C$ in aluminium alloys significantly alter their response to aging treatment. Studies to date indicate that the change in the degree of response depends on (a) composition of the matrix alloy [1-5], (b) nature of reinforcement including its surface composition, [6-8] (c) volume fraction of reinforcement  and (d) method used in the fabrication of the composite [10-11]. 6061 aluminium alloy matrix composites reinforced with particles or whiskers of SiC undergo accelerated aging compared to the unreinforced alloy [1,3].
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)|
|Date Deposited:||01 Sep 2006|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:30|
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