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    The Notched Tensile Behavior of Metal Matrix Composites

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    The deformation and fracture of boron-reinforced 6061 aluminum and Ti-6A1-4V were examined using X-radiography. Both monofilament and multifilament containing specimens were tested to determine operative fracture mechanisms. It was shown that three distinctly different types of composite behavior could each provide substantial notch insensitivity.


    composite materials, boron, aluminum, titanium, notch strength, crack propagation, fracture, tensile strength

    Author Information:

    Prewo, KM
    Senior Research Scientist, United Aircraft Research Laboratories, East Hartford, Conn.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.07

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35507S