Title: Influence of technological factors on dispersion strengthened materials deformation mechanism studied by 'in-situ tensile test in SEM'

Authors: Oksana Velgosová; Michal Besterci; Jozef Ivan; Katarína Sülleiová

Addresses: Faculty of Metallurgy, Department of Materials Science, Technical University in Košice, Park Komenského 14, 04001 Košice, Slovak Republic ' Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Materials Research, Watsonova 47, 040 01 Košice, Slovak Republic ' Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics, Račianska 75 831 02 Bratislava 3, Slovak Republic ' Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Materials Research, Watsonova 47, 040 01 Košice, Slovak Republic

Abstract: Direct observation of deformation process until formation of fracture on extreme small samples of composite in SEM is interesting from practical and interpretation aspects. In the present work the effects of composite composition, volume fractions of secondary phases as well as the matrix grain sizes (micro and nano size) on deformation and failure processes of Al and Cu-based composites were evaluated. Experimental materials were prepared by the different powder metallurgy methods. Interpretation of results was based on the quantification of the physical parameters of material phases depending on the preparation methods and on the analysis of deformation processes using the 'in-situ tensile test in SEM'. The mechanism of deformation and fracture for each composite system was estimated and models of fracture were proposed.

Keywords: aluminium composites; copper composites; powder metallurgy; in-situ tensile testing; deformation; fracture models; SEM; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2014.064037

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2014 Vol.49 No.2/3, pp.129 - 159

Received: 16 Apr 2013
Accepted: 23 Aug 2013

Published online: 29 Jul 2014 *

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