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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 227-242

Young's Modulus of Iron–Silver Sheet Composites

Max-Planck-lnstitut fuer Metallforschung, Institut fuer Werkstoffwissenschaften, Stuttgart, Germany

Received 5 March 1988; Accepted 11 November 1988

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Layered iron–silver sheet composites were prepared by hot extrusion and cold rolling of powder mixtures of various compositions. These in-situ deformation composites show a strong increase in Young's Modulus on addition of silver to pure iron and their elastic behaviour is anisotropic in the rolling plane. The deformation dependence of Young's Modulus as well as the planar anisotropy are discussed with a new theory of Bunge, which covers the experimental findings sufficiently.