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Journal of Applied Mechanics and Technical Physics

2017 year, number 3

Effect of the Silicon-Carbide Microand Nanoparticle Size on the Thermo-Elastic and Time-Dependent Creep Response of a Rotating Al-SiC Composite Cylinder

A. Loghman, M. Hammami, E. Loghman
University of Kashan, Kashan, I.R.Iran
Keywords: вращающийся цилиндр, установившаяся ползучесть, композит Al-SiC, микро- и наноразмерные частицы, rotating cylinder, time-dependent creep, Al-SiC composite, micro- and nanoparticles


The history of stresses and creep strains of a rotating composite cylinder made of an aluminum matrix reinforced by silicon carbide particles is investigated. The effect of uniformly distributed SiC micro- and nanoparticles on the initial thermo-elastic and time-dependent creep deformation is studied. The material creep behavior is described by Sherby's constitutive model where the creep parameters are functions of temperature and the particle sizes vary from 50 nm to 45.9 m. Loading is composed of a temperature field due to outward steady-state heat conduction and an inertial body force due to cylinder rotation. Based on the equilibrium equation and also stress-strain and strain-displacement relations, a constitutive second-order differential equation for displacements with variable and time-dependent coefficients is obtained. By solving this differential equation together with the Prandtl-Reuss relation and the material creep constitutive model, the history of stresses and creep strains is obtained. It is found that the minimum effective stresses are reached in a material reinforced by uniformly distributed SiC particles with the volume fraction of 20% and particle size of 50 nm. It is also found that the effective and tangential stresses increase with time at the inner surface of the composite cylinder; however, their variation at the outer surface is insignificant.