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    Ultrasonic Inspection of Silicon Carbide Reinforced Aluminum Metal Matrix Composite Billets and Secondary Fabricated Products

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    This work describes the ultrasonic inspection of silicon carbide whisker and particulate reinforced aluminum metal matrix composite billets, extrusions, forgings, and rolled plate and sheet. Inspection techniques will be described and results discussed including metallographic analysis of flaws. A correlation will be made between billet attributes and extrusion results.


    nondestructive evaluation, ultrasonic inspection, aluminum alloys, silicon carbide, whiskers, particulate, discontinuous, metal matrix composite, composite

    Author Information:

    Blue, PL
    Manager, Quality Control and Testing, Advanced Composite Materials Corporation, Greer, SC

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP25965S