Journal Article


Dermot Brabazon
R. Taherzadeh Mousavian
S. Yazdani
A. Fadavi Boostani



graphene sheets aluminium mechanical engineering m metal matrix composites strengthening mechanisms fracture thermal expansion materials

Strengthening mechanisms of graphene sheets in aluminium matrix nanocomposites (2015)

Abstract Uniform dispersion of SiC nanoparticles with a high propensity to agglomerate within a thixoformed aluminium matrix was attained using a graphene encapsulating approach. The analytical model devised in this study has demonstrated the significant role of shear lag and thermally activated dislocation mechanisms in strengthening aluminium metal matrix composites due to the exceptional negative thermal expansion coefficient of graphene sheets. This, in turn, triggers the pinning capacity of nano-sized rod-liked aluminium carbide, prompting strong interface bonding for SiC nanoparticles with the matrix, thereby enhancing tensile elongation.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Article
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Mechanical engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre (APTRC)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Materials

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Dermot Brabazon, R. Taherzadeh Mousavian, S. Yazdani, A. Fadavi Boostani

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Dermot Brabazon
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 162
R. Taherzadeh Mousavian
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 12