Synthesis and low cycle fatigue behavior of in-situ Al-based composite reinforced with submicron TiB2 and TiC particulates

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-968
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Engineering Materials
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2004


Aluminum-based composite reinforced was synthesized with submicron TiB 2 and TiC particulates and their low cycle fatigue behavior was analyzed. The Al-based metallic matrix composites (MMC) exhibited superior room-temperature fatigue life and endurance limit compared to their respective unreinforced materials under stress-controlled condition. It was demonstrated that reactive hot pressing is a potential technique to synthesize in-situ TiB2/Al composite with novel characteristics. The low cycle fatigue (LCF) life behavior of the composite was well described by the Coffin-Manson equation.