Three-dimensional (3D) microstructure visualization and finite element modeling of the mechanical behavior of SiC particle reinforced aluminum composites

Nikhilesh Chawla, V. V. Ganesh, B. Wunsch

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Abstract

A serial sectioning process was used to develop a three-dimensional (3D) representation of the microstructure of a SiC particle reinforced Al composite, for visualization and finite-element modeling (FEM). The Young's modulus and stress-strain behavior of the composite predicted by the 3D model of microstructure correlated very well with experimental results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-165
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
Volume51
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004

Keywords

  • Finite element method
  • Metal matrix composite
  • Tensile behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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