Merzkirch, M.; Weidenmann, K.A.; Kerscher, E.; Löhe, D.:
In: Advanced Materials Research: Flexible Manufacture of Lightweight Frame Structures - Phase II: Integration , Volumes 43 (2008), pp.17-22


A possibility to increase both stiffness and strength of aluminium-based structures for the application in lightweight profiles for vehicle space frames is the use of composite extrusions in which high-strength metallic reinforcements are incorporated. Within the scope of the present investigations, composite-extruded profiles with wire-reinforcements made of austenitic spring steel 1.4310 (X10CrNi18-8), in an aluminium matrix AA6060 (AlMgSi0.5), which were exposed to different corrosive media for different times, were characterised in terms of the debonding shear strength using the push-out-technique. The formation of a galvanic couple could be conceived mathematically in regard of terms describing the formation of a shear-impeding layer and the corrosive attack. Thereby the parameters for the different media could be determined.