Functionally graded aluminium matrix composites obtained by centrifugal casting: processing, characterisation and modelling
funding type Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
programme FCT/POCTI/2001
research group(s) 3 - carbon materials, composites and functional coatings;
department Materials and Ceramic Engineering (DEMaC)
execution dates 2000-04-01 - 2003-03-31 ( 36 Months )
In this project a centrifugal induction casting technique will be used in order to produce aluminium-based FGMMCs, with controlled distribution of ceramic particles. The main aims of the project are the following:
- To study and model the influence of the processing conditions and of the composition of the aluminium alloy and ceramic reinforcements used on the structural, chemical and mechanical characteristics of the material.
-To compare the structural and mechanical characteristics of the FGMMCs with those of MMCs obtained by conventional powder metallurgy (P/M) techniques.
-To study the wear mechanisms as a function of superficial volume fraction of reinforcement and of its distribution, with particular emphasis on the influence of the metal matrix/ceramic reinforcement interface on the mechanical behaviour of the materials.
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Rui Ramos Ferreira e Silva
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution Universidade do Minho
partner institution(s) Instituto Superior Técnico; Universidade de Aveiro (UA)
industrial partner(s) no
international partner(s) no
total budget 1.805€
ciceco budget 1.805€
project code 3.50.88