Diffraction Measurements of Load Transfer in Interpenetrating-Phase Al 2O3/Al Composites

M. L. Young, J. D. Almer, U. Lienert, D. R. Haeffner, R. Rao, Jennifer A Lewis, D. C. Dunand

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Interpenetrating Al2O3/Al composites were created by liquid metal infiltration of alumina structures with three-dimensional periodicity produced by a robotic deposition method. Volume-averaged lattice strains in the alumina phase were measured by synchrotron X-ray diffraction at various uniaxial compression stresses up to 200 MPa. Load transfer was observed to occur from the aluminum to the alumina phase, and the average state of stress in the alumina is close to uniaxial compression. No change in load transfer was observed upon unloading from 200 MPa, indicating that damage (by alumina fracture or interface decohesion) was absent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAffordable Metal Matrix Composites for High Performance Applications II
EditorsA.B. Pandey, K.L. Kendig, J.J. Lewandowski, S.S. Shah
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2003
EventMaterials Science and Technology 2003 Meeting - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2003Nov 12 2003

Publication series

NameMaterials Science and Technology 2003 Meeting


OtherMaterials Science and Technology 2003 Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityChicago, IL


  • Alumina
  • Aluminum
  • Interpenetrating Composites
  • Load Transfer
  • Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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