Location

Brunswick, ME

Start Date

1-1-1990 12:00 AM

Description

Composite materials are playing an increasingly important role as structural components. Familiar motivations for their use include the ability to achieve high ratios of strength to weight, tailored elastic stiffnesses, damage tolerance, etc. A new class of these materials which has recently received considerable attention for structural applications is the heavily deformed metal-metal composites1,2. Through extensive deformation processing of two ductile components, e.g. Nb dendrites in a Cu matrix, a fine, highly aligned, reinforced structure is produced. These heavily deformed metal-metal composites have been found to exhibit large mechanical strength in combination with high thermal and electrical conductivities at elevated temperatures3,4. In attempting to understand the mechanisms leading to these superior properties, an experimental determination of the microstructure developed during the deformation processing was undertaken. One aspect is the texture, or preferred grain orientation, developed during the deformation.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

9B

Chapter

Chapter 7: Engineered Materials

Section

Properties of Composites

Pages

1433-1440

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4684-5772-8_184

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Characterization of the Texture of Heavily Deformed Metal-Metal Composites with Acoustic Microscopy

Brunswick, ME

Composite materials are playing an increasingly important role as structural components. Familiar motivations for their use include the ability to achieve high ratios of strength to weight, tailored elastic stiffnesses, damage tolerance, etc. A new class of these materials which has recently received considerable attention for structural applications is the heavily deformed metal-metal composites1,2. Through extensive deformation processing of two ductile components, e.g. Nb dendrites in a Cu matrix, a fine, highly aligned, reinforced structure is produced. These heavily deformed metal-metal composites have been found to exhibit large mechanical strength in combination with high thermal and electrical conductivities at elevated temperatures3,4. In attempting to understand the mechanisms leading to these superior properties, an experimental determination of the microstructure developed during the deformation processing was undertaken. One aspect is the texture, or preferred grain orientation, developed during the deformation.