Thermo-mechanical fatigue of SIC whisker reinforced 6061a1 composites

I. Stress, Strain During Cycling, Qian Like, Wang Zhongguang, Tod A. Hiroyuki, Kobayashi Toshiro

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In-phase and out-of-phase thermo-mechanical fatigue (TMF) experiments were conducted on 6061 aluminum alloy reinforced with 15% and 28% (volume fraction) whiskers . The mechanical behavior and deformation mechanism of both TMF were investigated and discussed. The results show that the two kinds of TMF cycling exhibited continuous cyclic softening, out-of-phase TMF loading gave rise to tensile mean stress, whereas in-phase TMF cycling led to compressive mean stress. It is also demonstrated that at an equivalent strain range, the 28% SiCw/6061Al showed higher stress range than the 15% SiCw/6061Al.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1201-1202
Number of pages2
JournalJinshu Xuebao/Acta Metallurgica Sinica
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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