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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 43, Issue 18, pp 6233–6237 | Cite as

Mechanical properties and thermal stability of ZnAl2O4-coated aluminum borate whiskers reinforced 2024Al composite

  • H. Y. Yue
  • W. D. FeiEmail author
  • L. D. Wang
Article

Abstract

ZnAl2O4-coated aluminum borate whiskers reinforced 2024Al composite was fabricated by squeeze casting. Interfacial microstructures and tensile properties of the composite were investigated. The results show that ZnAl2O4 coating of the whiskers can improve the wettability of the whiskers by molten aluminum during squeeze casting, resulting in the increase of tensile properties of the composite. During thermal exposure, ZnAl2O4 at the interface can effectively hinder harmful interfacial reactions, resulting in the improvement of thermal stability of the composite at high temperatures. Fracture mechanisms of the composite in as-cast and after thermal exposure were also investigated.

Keywords

Tensile Property Ultimate Tensile Strength Interfacial Reaction MgAl2O4 2024Al Matrix 

Notes

Acknowledgement

The work was supported by the Reward of the Outstanding Young Teacher’s Teaching Scientific Research of Institution of Higher Education and National High Technology Research and Development Program of China.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringHarbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinPeople’s Republic of China

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