Accession Number : AD0752589

Title :   Silicon Carbide Whisker-Metal Matrix Composites.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 69-30 Sep 71,

Corporate Author : ARTECH CORP FALLS CHURCH VA

Personal Author(s) : Ordway,Fred ; Lare,Paul J. ; Hermann,Robert A.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : Aluminum alloy composites reinforced with silicon carbide whiskers were prepared by liquid-phase hot pressing of aligned whisker-powder bodies. Biaxial (x-y) alignment was obtained by filtering a liquid slurry. Uniaxial alignment was obtained by performing the filtration in a magnetic field, extruding the whisker-powder mixture suspended in solid camphene, or extruding the hot-pressed composite near the matrix melting temperature. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *SILICON CARBIDES), ALUMINUM ALLOYS, WHISKERS(CRYSTALS), HOT PRESSING, EXTRUSION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, ALIGNMENT, NICKEL ALLOYS, CARBON FIBERS, TITANIUM ALLOYS, COMPATIBILITY, CERIUM COMPOUNDS, SULFIDES, TITANIUM

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE