Microstructure of a carbon fiber-reinforced aluminum matrix composite fabricated by spark plasma sintering in various pulse conditions

Grégory Lalet, Hiroki Kurita, Takamichi Miyazaki, Akira Kawasaki, Jean François Silvain

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Abstract

Carbon fiber-reinforced aluminum composites were produced by spark plasma sintering in various pulse conditions. The pulse condition of spark plasma sintering affected the aluminum particle boundaries and aluminum/carbon fiber interfaces; the different fracture morphologies of aluminum oxide were observed on aluminum particles and interfacial aluminum carbide formation. We demonstrated the control of the quantity of aluminum carbide crystals by the alteration of pulse conditions. Finally, we propose the mechanism of local temperature increase in the spark plasma sintering process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3268-3275
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Volume49
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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