Table 4: Results of compressive testing of AZ31/AZ91 and AZ31/AZ91/TiC nanocomposite.

Material0.2%CYS
(MPa)
UCS
(MPa)
Plastic failure strain (%)WOF
(MJ/m3)a

AZ31/AZ91 1 1 7 ± 1 5 4 9 5 ± 1 3 1 9 . 6 ± 1 . 9 8 2 ± 6
AZ31/AZ91/1.5vol% TiC 1 0 4 ± 1 3 (−11) 5 3 1 ± 1 1 (+7) 2 0 . 3 ± 2 . 7 (+4) 9 4 ± 2 (+15)

aObtained from engineering stress-strain diagram using EXCEL software.
() Brackets: indicate % change with respect to corresponding result of AZ31/AZ91.