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Ultrasonic characterization of state and properties of Al-based metal matrix composites

Caracterisation par Ultrasons de L'État et des Propertés des Composites a Matrices Metalliques
 
: Schneider, E.; Bruche, D.; Oesterlein, L.

6th European Conference on Nondestructive Testing. Vol.2
1994
S.1013-1017
European Conference on Nondestructive Testing <6, 1994, Nizza>
Englisch
Konferenzbeitrag
Fraunhofer IZFP ()
Anisotopie; anisotropy; Automobilkolben; automotive piston; con-rod; elastic constants; elastische Konstanten; Faserverbundstoff; fiber; metal-matrix composites; Metallmatrixverbundwerkstoff; Pleuel; Ultraschall; ultrasonic wave

Abstract
In a comprehensive experimental study ultrasonic techniques are optimized and used to characterize the state and to evaluate the properties of Al-based Al2O3 fiber reinforced MMC-parts. It has been the objective to concentrate on those ultrasonic techniques which can be applied on real parts in order to demonstrate the ultrasonic potential in a quality assurance concept for MMC-mass products, like automotive pistons and con-rods. It is found that the ultrasonic backscattering to visualize the distribution of the reinforcing phase in surface layers as well as in the bulk of components is very informative although the results are of qualitative nature only. The evaluation of quantitative values of the local concentration on reinforcements as well as of the Young's and shear moduli are possible by measuring the ultrasonic velocities or time-of-flight. Information on the elastic anisotropy resp. isotropy is gained from measurements using linear polarized shear waves. The pulse distortion o f a longitudinal wave is found to be suitable to detect misalignments of continous fibers.

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