Correlating macrohardness and tensile behavior in discontinuously reinforced metal matrix composites

Y. L. Shen, E. Fishencord, N. Chawla

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In this study, the correlation between various hardness scales and tensile strength is explored for the 2080/SiCp composite. Focus is on the different reinforcement volume fraction, particle size, and matrix microstructure. It is shown that due to the different micromechanisms of deformation and damage, the hardness-strength correlation in discontinuously reinforced metal matrix composites is not as straightforward as what has been reported for conventional monolithic materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)427-432
Number of pages6
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number5
StatePublished - Feb 14 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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