Fracture toughness and microstructure of NiAl-based composite with TiC reinforcement

Z. P. Xing, J. T. Guo, Jiyan Dai, L. G. Yu, Z. Q. Hu, G. Y. An, Q. Y. Chen

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Fracture toughness of NiAl-based composite reinforced by TiC particulate was measured using single-edge notched three-point bend specimens. The composite was fabricated by HPES (hot pressing aided exothermic synthesis) technique. It is shown that the ambient toughness of stoichiometric NiAl was increased from 5.9 MPa m 1/2 to 8.9 MPa m 1/2 by incorporating 20 vol.% TiC particulates. From fracture surface analysis along with the high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM) observation, toughening mechanisms of the NiAl-TiC composite were also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-571
Number of pages5
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 29 Nov 19942 Dec 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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