Microstructure and Mechanical Behavior of AlCoCrFeNi HEA Particles Reinforced 6063Al Alloy Matrix Composites
Keywords:metal matrix composites, high entropy alloy, interface bonding, mechanical properties
Lightweight composites consisting of 6063 aluminum alloy matrix reinforced with AlCoCrFeNi high-entropy alloy (HEA) particles were fabricated by the powder metallurgy through hot pressing and hot extrusion under vacuum. A detailed microstructural characterization was carried out along with the analysis of mechanical properties. The results revealed that the observed uniform distribution of HEA powders and a good bonding strength resulted in an effective strengthening and increased plastic strain of the reinforced composite. The tensile properties of composites were effectively improved by the addition of 10 and 30 vol % of reinforcing HEA particles.
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