Composites by aluminum infiltration of porous silicon carbide derived from wood precursors

T. E. Wilkes, M. L. Young, R. E. Sepulveda, D. C. Dunand, K. T. Faber*

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Abstract

Composites were fabricated by infiltration of molten Al-13Si-9Mg into porous SiC derived from wood. The composite microstructure retains the heterogeneous orthorhombic symmetry of the initial wood material. As compared to the uninfiltrated SiC preform, the composite shows much improved transverse compressive strength and stiffness, resulting in reduced anisotropy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1083-1086
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Volume55
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2006

Keywords

  • Aluminum alloys
  • Composites
  • Elastic behavior
  • Porous materials
  • Silicon carbide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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