Microstructure and mechanical behavior of high toughness Al-based metal matrix composite reinforced with in-situ formed nickel aluminides

Published on Jan 1, 2021in Materials Characterization3.562
· DOI :10.1016/J.MATCHAR.2020.110776
Abhishek Pariyar2
Estimated H-index: 2
(IISc: Indian Institute of Science),
Chandra S. Perugu7
Estimated H-index: 7
(IISc: Indian Institute of Science)
+ 1 AuthorsSatish V. Kailas32
Estimated H-index: 32
(IISc: Indian Institute of Science)
Abstract A powder blend of Ni particles embedded in Al flakes obtained after high energy ball milling was used to reinforce an Al Mg alloy using friction stir processing (FSP). The mechanical activation provided by both ball milling and FSP resulted in the in-situ formation of nickel aluminides during FSP, which was distributed throughout the nugget zone. The average grain size after FSP was 8.3 μm. High dislocation density was observed in the vicinity of the reinforcements. The yield and ultimate tensile strengths of the composite improved by 123% and 78% respectively. The tensile elongation of the composite was 23% and the base material, 32%. The toughness of the composite improved by 42%. At elevated temperatures (200 °C and 300 °C), the composite exhibited a decrease in strength but an increase in ductility with increasing temperature.
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