Cyclic Creep of a Short-Fiber Reinforced Aluminum Alloy

  1. B. Jouffrey
  1. A. Flaig1,2,
  2. H. Wang1,2,†,
  3. A. Wanner1,2 and
  4. E. Arzt1,2

Published Online: 9 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527606165.ch30

Microstructural Investigation and Analysis, Volume 4

Microstructural Investigation and Analysis, Volume 4

How to Cite

Flaig, A., Wang, H., Wanner, A. and Arzt, E. (2000) Cyclic Creep of a Short-Fiber Reinforced Aluminum Alloy, in Microstructural Investigation and Analysis, Volume 4 (ed B. Jouffrey), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606165.ch30

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Metallkunde, Universität Stuttgart, Germany

  2. 2

    Max-Planck Institut für Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany

  1. on leave from: Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, P. R. China

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;
  • fiber reinforced aluminum alloy;
  • cyclic creep experiments

Summary

In the present work, cyclic creep experiments were performed on a fiber reinforced technical aluminum alloy. The observed back creep tendency of the material was utilized to investigate the processes of load transfer and reinforcement damage under creep conditions. The experiments were carried out in compression in order to minimize cavitation damage. Instead, the dominant damage mechanism is expected to be fragmentation of fibers, especially of those that are oriented perpendicular to the loading direction.