Supplier Data – Silicon Carbide Reinforced Aluminium / Copper Metal Matrix Composite Al 77.9 / SiC 17.8 / Cu 3.3 / Mg 1.2 / Mn 0.4 ( Goodfellow )

Background

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.

Key Properties

The key properties of aluminium alloy matrix are tabulated below.

Table 1. Key properties

Mechanical Properties
Density ( g.cm-3 ) 2.85
Elongation at break ( % ) 6
Tensile modulus ( GPa ) 100
Tensile strength - longitudinal ( MPa ) 610
Volume fraction of SiC ( % ) 17
Yield strength ( MPa ) 400

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