Chapter 36. The Characterisation and Properties of Coatings on High Volume Fraction Metal Matrix Composites

  1. J. P. Singh
  1. S. M. Nuttall1,
  2. P. M. Mummery1 and
  3. R. M. K. Young2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294437.ch36

Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 3

Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 3

How to Cite

Nuttall, S. M., Mummery, P. M. and Young, R. M. K. (1997) The Characterisation and Properties of Coatings on High Volume Fraction Metal Matrix Composites, in Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 3 (ed J. P. Singh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294437.ch36

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Materials, University Of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.

  2. 2

    AEA Technology plc, Harwell Laboratory, Didcot, Oxon, OX11 0RA, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375495

Online ISBN: 9780470294437

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Keywords:

  • metal matrix composites;
  • silicon carbide;
  • coating surface;
  • surface morphology;
  • interfacial bond

Summary

The mechanical properties of virgin Hivol™ (a metal matrix composite containing 70% volume fraction of silicon carbide particles in an aluminium matrix) and Hivol™ coated with alumina, mullite and cordierite have been determined. The coating surface morphology and interface integrity and chemistry were investigated by Scanning Electron Microscopy. The strength of the interfacial bond was studied by bend testing with simultaneous acoustic emission monitoring.