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Processing SiC-particulate reinforced titanium-based metal matrix composites by shock wave consolidation

Tong, W. and Ravichandran, G. and Christman, T. and Vreeland, T., Jr. (1995) Processing SiC-particulate reinforced titanium-based metal matrix composites by shock wave consolidation. Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, 43 (1). pp. 235-250. ISSN 0956-7151. doi:10.1016/0956-7151(95)90279-1.

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SiC particulate reinforced titanium matrix composites have been processed by shock wave consolidation. These materials are difficult to produce using traditional methods because of the high reactivity of titanium with most reinforcement materials. However, using shock consolidation, fully dense composite compacts that are free from interfacial reactions and macroscopic cracks have been obtained. Process variables (starting powder size, dispersion of SiC particles, chemical impurity level, and pre-compaction degassing and heat treatment) have been investigated. Proper post-consolidation annealing has also been explored to improve impurity segregation and, thus, ductility of the matrix. Subsequent heat treatments of the composites produce controlled interfacial reaction zones sizes. The processed materials are ideal for studying effects of interfacial properties on the mechanical behavior of particulate reinforced metal matrix composites.

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Additional Information:© 1994 Elsevier Science Ltd. Received 20 December 1993; in revised form 14 April 1994. We would like to acknowledge the support of this research by the Division of Materials Research of the National Science Foundation through grant No. DMR-9396132, Program Director: Dr B. MacDonald. We would like to thank Mr Mohit Jain and Ms Karina Montilla for their help in conducting the experiments and mechanical characterization of the compacts.
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Official Citation:W. Tong, G. Ravichandran, T. Christman, T. Vreeland Jr, Processing SiC-particulate reinforced titanium-based metal matrix composites by shock wave consolidation, Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, Volume 43, Issue 1, January 1995, Pages 235-250, ISSN 0956-7151, (
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