Al 77.9 / SiC 17.8 / Cu 3.3 / Mg 1.2 / Mn 0.4 consists of an aluminium alloy matrix reinforced with 17 vol% silicon carbide particles. The aluminium alloy is a aluminium / copper alloy.
The key properties of aluminium alloy matrix are tabulated below.
Table 1. Key properties
|Density ( g.cm-3 )
|Elongation at break ( % )
|Tensile modulus ( GPa )
|Tensile strength - longitudinal ( MPa )
|Volume fraction of SiC ( % )
|Yield strength ( MPa )
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