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Optimum Press and Sinter Processing for Aluminum/SiC Composites



G T. Campbell, R Raman, Richard J. Fields


Previous research by the present authors has revealed the importance of relative particle size [d(SiC)/d(Al)] in the development of strength in Al/SiC composites. The earlier work focused on just two size ratios. Here, the effect of numerous size ratios, as well as absolute size, will be reported. The powders were blended, pressed, and sintered. The results show that it is possible to produce, by the press and sinter route, an unalloyed aluminum composite with the stiffness of titanium and strength exceeding that of wrought 6061-T4 aluminum alloy.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of Aluminum Powder Metallurgy Conference
Conference Dates
November 12-13, 1998
Conference Location
Conference Title
Aluminum Powder Metallurgy Conference


aluminum, density, powder metallurgy, press and sinter, silicon carbide, size effects, strength


Campbell, G. , Raman, R. and Fields, R. (2021), Optimum Press and Sinter Processing for Aluminum/SiC Composites, Proceedings of Aluminum Powder Metallurgy Conference, Undefined (Accessed April 18, 2024)
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