Compos.Engng. 5, 37-49, 1995
H.J. Böhm¹, H.P. Degischer², W. Lacom³ and J. Qu³
¹Institute of Lightweight Structures and Aerospace
TU Wien, Vienna, Austria
²AMAG-Forschungs- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft m.b.H.,
The thermal expansion response of an ALTEX--aluminium continuous fiber
reinforced metal matrix composite produced by gas pressure infiltration
was measured experimentally by dilatometry.
Theoretical predictions for the composite's thermal expansion behavior
were made with simple analytical estimates and with a unit cell model
employing the Finite Element method.
By correlating experimental and computational results improved data on
the fibers' coefficient of thermal expansion were obtained.