Processing and development of superplastic metal matrix composites

M. Mabuchi, J. Koike, H. Iwasaki, K. Higashi, T. G. Langdon

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Many superplastic aluminum matrix composites with discontinuous reinforcements have been developed. The processing was developed to produce very small grain sizes of 1 to approximately 4 μm and the fine-grained composites showed superplastic behavior at high strain rates (>10-2 s-1). A liquid phase probably plays a vital role in superplastic deformation for the composites. The role of a liquid phase in superplastic deformation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-512
Number of pages10
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Conference on Superplasticity in Advanced Materials (ICSAM-94) - Moscow, Russia
Duration: 1994 May 241994 May 26


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