S V Kamat
Articles written in Bulletin of Materials Science
Volume 14 Issue 5 October 1991 pp 1197-1203
Fracture toughness tests were performed on two aluminium alloy matrices, 2014-0 and 2024-0 reinforced with alumina particulates of different volume fractions and particulate sizes so as to investigate the fracture mechanisms operative in such composites and to determine how microstructural parameters such as volume fraction, particulate size and interparticle spacing affect the fracture toughness. The results indicate that fracture occurred by a locally ductile mechanism. The fracture toughness increased with increasing particle spacing provided that the particle size was less than a limiting value, above which unstable crack growth occurred and the toughness lowered.
Volume 15 Issue 1 February 1992 pp 3-25
Engineering structures experience impulsive loads during the time of natural disasters like earthquakes, cyclones and collisions. The design of structures resistant to such natural disasters requires an understanding of the deformation and fracture behaviour of the materials constituting the structure under impulsive loading conditions. In this paper the various aspects of dynamic plastic deformation and fracture of common engineering materials are reviewed and contrasted with their behaviour under static loading conditions.
Volume 17 Issue 6 November 1994 pp 633-641
The effect of alloying additions viz. cobalt, molybdenum, cerium and a combination of cobalt and molybdenum, on the
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