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Metal Matrix Composites

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© 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.The chapter introduces the various types of matrix and reinforcements used in metal matrix composites (MMCs) and gives an overview of the types of MMCs, namely fibre reinforced MMCs; particle reinforced MMCs and multi-layer laminates. Standard manufacturing processes for MMCs include Solid-State Processing Methods such as powder metallurgy, mechanical alloying, diffusion bonding and deformation processing, Liquid Processing Methods such as stir casting, melt infiltration, squeeze casting and melt deposition are also presented in Sect. 3. In addition, in situ processes and additive manufacturing of MMCs are also introduced. In Sect. 4, equations are provided to allow the prediction of the properties of MMCs such as density, modulus and strength. Strengthening mechanisms for particle reinforced composites are briefly explained in Sect. 5. A review of various mechanical properties of MMCs produced by different manufacturing techniques is provided in Sect. 6. Lastly, the chapter provides the use of MMCs in various industries.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Wong WLE, Seetharaman S

Editor(s): Shyha I; Huo D

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Advances in Machining of Composite Materials

Year: 2021

Pages: 129-158

Print publication date: 22/06/2021

Online publication date: 22/06/2021

Acceptance date: 02/04/2020

Series Title: Engineering Materials

Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media B.V.

Place Published: Cham


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-71438-3_6

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ISBN: 9783030714376