Multilayered composites based on ultrahigh carbon steel and brass

O. D. Sherby, S. Lee, R. Koch, T. Sumi, J. Wolfenstine

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Thermal and mechanical processing procedures were developed to prepare unique metal matrix laminated composites (MMLC) based on a combination of ultra high carbon steel (UHCS) and brass. The MMLC material, of 50 volume percent of each component, was processed at about 700°C to large strains by a combination of rolling and press-bonding. Discrete interlayer boundaries were retained until layer thicknesses of less than 10 μm were reached. At this stage brass penetrated the UHCS material and became the continuous component. The UHCS/brass laminated composites can be selectively heat-treated with no interdiffusion between the layers. Exceptional ductillity was obtained in the laminated composite in bend and tensile tests at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)363-376
Number of pages14
JournalMaterials and Manufacturing Processes
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990


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