Influence of high temperature holding on tensile strength of pan-based carbon fiber reinforced aluminum-magnesium alloy composites fabricated by ultrasonic infiltration method

Sho Yamaguchi, Jun Mikuni, Ikumi Mizoguchi, Tadashi Matsunaga, Kenji Shinozaki, Makoto Yoshida

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Abstract

Carbon fiber reinforced aluminum alloy composites (CF/AL composites) are expected to be applied to electric power cable due to superior specific strength and specific modulus. But it is reported that CF/AL composites form aluminum carbide (Al 4C 3) at the interface between carbon fiber and aluminum alloy. However, influence of operating temperature, in usual 300°C, on the growth of Al 4C 3 and tensile strength of CF/AL composites have not been clarified. In this study, at first, PAN-based CF (M40J)/AL composites are fabricated with ultrasonic infiltration method and hold at 300, 450, 500°C for 64 h. Secondary, influence of holding temperature on the quantity of Al 4C 3 was investigated. Thirdly, relationship between the quantity of Al 4C 3 and tensile strength of CF/AL composites was examined. As holding temperature increased, the quantity of Al 4C 3 increased and tensile strength decreased. By examining extracted fiber with SEM, it was found that tensile strength should be decreased because Al 4C 3 corroded carbon fiber. Kinetics calculation indicated that remaining strength of the CF/AL composites, held at 300°C for 36 years, was nought. As a result, it will be difficult to apply the CF/A1 composites to electric power cable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-247
Number of pages7
JournalKeikinzoku/Journal of Japan Institute of Light Metals
Volume59
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 May 1

Keywords

  • Aluminum
  • Carbon fiber
  • Composites
  • FRM
  • Ultrasonic infiltration method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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