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Materials 2016, 9(8), 708; doi:10.3390/ma9080708

Study on the Impact Resistance of Bionic Layered Composite of TiC-TiB2/Al from Al-Ti-B4C System

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The Key Laboratory of Bionic Engineering, Ministry of Education, Jilin University, Changchun 130025, China
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School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
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State Key Laboratory of Automotive Simulation and Control, Jilin University, Changchun 130025, China
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Academic Editor: Javier Narciso
Received: 23 June 2016 / Revised: 16 August 2016 / Accepted: 17 August 2016 / Published: 20 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
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Abstract

Mechanical property and impact resistance mechanism of bionic layered composite was investigated. Due to light weight and high strength property, white clam shell was chosen as bionic model for design of bionic layered composite. The intercoupling model between hard layer and soft layer was identical to the layered microstructure and hardness tendency of the white clam shell, which connected the bionic design and fabrication. TiC-TiB2 reinforced Al matrix composites fabricated from Al-Ti-B4C system with 40 wt. %, 50 wt. % and 30 wt. % Al contents were treated as an outer layer, middle layer and inner layer in hard layers. Pure Al matrix was regarded as a soft layer. Compared with traditional homogenous Al-Ti-B4C composite, bionic layered composite exhibited high mechanical properties including flexural strength, fracture toughness, compressive strength and impact toughness. The intercoupling effect of layered structure and combination model of hard and soft played a key role in high impact resistance of the bionic layered composite, proving the feasibility and practicability of the bionic model of a white clam shell. View Full-Text
Keywords: shell; bionic design; layered composite; mechanical property shell; bionic design; layered composite; mechanical property
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Zhao, Q.; Liang, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Li, X.; Ren, L. Study on the Impact Resistance of Bionic Layered Composite of TiC-TiB2/Al from Al-Ti-B4C System. Materials 2016, 9, 708.

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