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The tensile properties of a reinforced A356 aluminium alloy composite with particles of silicon carbide are discussed and compared to theoretical predictions concerning the complex processes of reinforcement and interaction between the matrix and ceramic particles. The report also comments on the fractographic examinations carried out on the composite material, particularly in relation to the effects of the particles on the matrix fracture process.

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Authors: VEDANI M, Politecnico di Milano, Dipartimento di Meccanica (IT);DOS SANTOS MARQUES F, JRC Ispra (IT);PIATTI G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: I Compositi a Matrice Metallica : Fabbricazione, Proprietà e Applicazioni, Milano (IT), April 2-3, 1992
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 36721 ORA
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