Accession Number : AD0761658

Title :   Effect of Filament-Matrix Interdiffusion on the Fatigue Resistance of Boron-Aluminum Composites.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MIDWEST RESEARCH INST KANSAS CITY MO

Personal Author(s) : Hancock,J. R. ; Shaw,G. G.

Report Date : 06 JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The effects of diffusion across filament-matrix interfaces and the role of weak interfacial bonds on the axial fatigue resistance of boron-6061 aluminum composites were determined. Interfacial microstructures and composite fatigue resistance were compared with those previously determined for current, state-of-the-art boron-6061 aluminum composites. It was concluded that (a) the fracture behavior of the SiC coating on coated boron-filaments preferentially degrades the low-cycle fatigue resistance of composites, (b) the fatigue resistance of current, state-of-the-art boron-6061 aluminum composites can be improved substantially, (c) weak interfacial bonds extend the fatigue life of boron-6061 aluminum composites, and (d) increased diffusion penetration across boron-6061 aluminum interfaces shortens composite fatigue life by a detectable but minimal amount. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS), BORON, FILAMENTS, DIFFUSION, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), INTERFACES

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE