Determination of the Strengthening Coefficient of Pressure Cast AlSi13Cu2/Chopped Carbon Fibre Composite

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The purpose of the work is the determination of the strengthening coefficient for the AlSi13Cu2 alloy matrix composite reinforced with chopped carbon fibre and produced by high-pressure casting method. This coefficient was determined during the static tensile test using the Ramberg-Osgood equation. The regression relationships between strain and stress were established, serving as a basis for finding the strengthening coefficient values. The measurements and calculations were performed also for the matrix alloy itself, for the purpose of comparison. The examined coefficient decreased with an increase of fibre fraction in the composite. Its value for composite containing 15 vol. % of chopped fibre was found to be lower by 30% than the value determined for matrix alloy, what means the strengthening of the alloy to such a degree.

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