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Improving Mechanical, Thermal and Damping Properties of NiTi (Nitinol) Reinforced Aluminum Nanocomposites

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore 119077, Singapore
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Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University, Doha 2713, Qatar
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J. Compos. Sci. 2020, 4(1), 19; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs4010019
Received: 23 December 2019 / Revised: 23 January 2020 / Accepted: 13 February 2020 / Published: 15 February 2020
In the present study, Ni50Ti50 (NiTi) particle reinforced aluminum nanocomposites were fabricated using microwave sintering and subsequently hot extrusion. The effect of NiTi (0, 0.5, 1.0, and 1.5 vol %) content on the microstructural, mechanical, thermal, and damping properties of the extruded Al-NiTi nanocomposites was studied. Compared to the unreinforced aluminum, hardness, ultimate compression/tensile strength and yield strength increased by 105%, 46%, 45%, and 41% while elongation and coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) decreased by 49% and 22%, respectively. The fabricated Al-1.5 NiTi nanocomposite exhibited significantly higher damping capacity (3.23 × 10−4) and elastic modulus (78.48 ± 0.008 GPa) when compared to pure Al. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanocomposites; microwaves; extrusion; thermal analysis; damping behavior; mechanical properties nanocomposites; microwaves; extrusion; thermal analysis; damping behavior; mechanical properties
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Matli, P.R.; Manakari, V.; Parande, G.; Mattli, M.R.; Shakoor, R.A.; Gupta, M. Improving Mechanical, Thermal and Damping Properties of NiTi (Nitinol) Reinforced Aluminum Nanocomposites. J. Compos. Sci. 2020, 4, 19.

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