STP964

    Minimechanics Analysis and Testing of Short Fiber Composites: Analytical Model and Data Correlation

    Published: Jan 1988


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    Abstract

    This paper describes an analytical modeling effort designed to study the stress-strain behavior of silicon carbide whisker reinforced aluminum. The objective of the study was to develop an approximate method for predicting the stress-strain response of whisker reinforced metals as a function of constituent properties, whisker geometry, volume fraction, and extrusion ratio. The study utilized experimental results (described in a companion paper) for qualitative understanding of the material behavior and quantitative data correlations with the model.

    Keywords:

    metal matrix, silicon carbide, analytical model, extrusion, stress-strain behavior, plasticity


    Author Information:

    Goering, J
    Research engineer and director of Advanced Materials, Materials Sciences Corporation, Spring House, PA

    Buesking, K
    Research engineer and director of Advanced Materials, Materials Sciences Corporation, Spring House, PA

    Awerbuch, J
    Associate professor, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA


    Paper ID: STP25949S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25949S


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