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Analysis of Fatigue Crack Propagation Behaviour in SiC Particulate Al2O3 Whisker Reinforced Hybrid MMC

Iqbal, AKM Asif and Arai, Yoshio (2016) Analysis of Fatigue Crack Propagation Behaviour in SiC Particulate Al2O3 Whisker Reinforced Hybrid MMC. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 114 (012115). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1757-8981 (Print); 1757-899X (Online)

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Abstract

The fatigue crack propagation behaviour of a cast hybrid metal matrix composite (MMC) was investigated and compared with the crack propagation behaviour of MMC with Al2O3 and Al alloy in this article. Three dimensional (3D) surface analysis is carried out to analyze the crack propagation mechanism. All three materials clearly show near threshold and stable crack growth regions, but the rapid crack growth region is not clearly understood. The crack propagation resistance is found higher in hybrid MMC than that of MMC with Al2O3 whisker and the Al alloy in the low ΔK region. The crack propagation in the hybrid MMC in the near-threshold region is directed by the debonding of reinforcement-matrix followed by void nucleation in the Al alloy matrix. Besides, the crack propagation in the stable- or midcrack-growth region is controlled by the debonding of particle-matrix and whisker-matrix interface caused by the cycle-by-cycle crack growth along the interface. The transgranular fracture of the reinforcement and void formation are also observed. Due to presence of large volume of inclusions and the microstructural inhomogeneity, the area of striation formation is reduced in the hybrid MMC, caused the unstable fracture.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metal matrix composites (MMCs), Fatigue crack propagation, Stress intensity factor, 3D analysis, Fracture
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Neng Sury Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 03 May 2016 07:59
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 03:31
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/12969
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