Reaction Bonded Ceramics

Metal Matrix Composites

Ceramics and Metal Matrix Composites

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Metal Matrix Composites

Full Materials Table
PropertyAluminum Metal Matrix Composites Reaction Bonded SiC Specialty Reaction Bonded Ceramics
Density (g/cc) [ρ]2.782.872.962.9533.122.943.013.132.56
Poisson’s Ratio0.
Young’s Modulus (GPa) [E]125150200350380410330330390400
CTE avg 20-100ºC (ppm/K) [α]1512112.
Thermal Conductivity (W/m-K) [k]16016016017018019015020021052
Specific Heat (J/kg-K)820750730680670660680700670890
Ultimate Tensile Strength (MPa)370370340NANANANANANANA
Flexural Strength (MPa)NANANA270280280350275225280
Fracture Toughness (MPa-m1/2)151413444.
Damping Factor (% Zeta)
Specific Stiffness (E/ρ)455268119127131112109125156
Thermal Stability (k/α)11131459627050457011