High Strength Al-Zn-Mg Matrix-Alloy for Continuous Fibre Reinforcement

  1. B. Jouffrey
  1. Eric Neussl1,
  2. Dirk Fettweis1,
  3. Peter R. Sahm1,
  4. Sooky Yong2 and
  5. Harvey M. Flower2

Published Online: 9 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606165.ch18

Microstructural Investigation and Analysis, Volume 4

Microstructural Investigation and Analysis, Volume 4

How to Cite

Neussl, E., Fettweis, D., Sahm, P. R., Yong, S. and Flower, H. M. (2006) High Strength Al-Zn-Mg Matrix-Alloy for Continuous Fibre Reinforcement, in Microstructural Investigation and Analysis, Volume 4 (ed B. Jouffrey), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606165.ch18

Author Information

  1. 1

    Giesserei-Institut, RWTH Aachen, Intzestr. 5, 52052 Aachen, Germany

  2. 2

    Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, Prince Consort Road, SW7 2AZ, London, Great Britain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301218

Online ISBN: 9783527606160

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Keywords:

  • microstructural investigation;
  • metal matrix composites;
  • high strength Al-Zn-Mg matrix alloy;
  • continuous fibre reinforcement

Summary

The development of an alloy composition as a suitable matrix alloy for selective fibre reinforced components has been the objective of several nationally and internationally funded projects. The Al-Zn-Mg alloys have been evaluated by the Giesserei-Institut in collaboration with Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, in order to attain desirable mechanical properties in the unreinforced as well as in the fibre reinforced condition.

The influence of various heat treatments on the mechanical properties and microstructure of the Al-Zn6-Mg1 and Al-Zn6-Mg1-Ag1 alloys will be discussed and presented here.