WIT Press


3D Microstructure Visualization And Modeling Of The Mechanical Behavior Of Sic Particle Reinforced Aluminum Composites

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MC030171

Volume

43

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

848.89 kb

Author(s)

B. Wunsch, X. Deng, & N. Chawla

Abstract

A serial sectioning process has been developed to visualize and model the behavior of Sic particle reinforced aluminum composite using a reconstructed 3D mlcrostructure. Two-dimensional microstructures were acquired and used to develop 30 solids for visualization and finite-element modeling (FEM). Visualization and modeling of the 3D composite microstructure aided in the understanding of microstructure morphology and provided the means to make the connection between material structure and performance. The approach used here is a improvement over 3D unit cell modeling that uses simplified approximations of the microstructure. The Young

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