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Development of Aluminium Matrix Composites: A review

Babalola, P.O. and Bolu, Christian and Inegbenebor, A.O. and Odunfa, K. M. (2014) Development of Aluminium Matrix Composites: A review. Online International Journal of Engineering and Technology Research, 2. pp. 1-11. ISSN 2346-7452

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Aluminium matrix composites (AMCs) are a range of advanced engineering materials that can be used for a wide range of applications within the aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, electronic and sporting goods industries. AMCs consist of a non-metallic reinforcement (SiC, B4C, Si3N4, AlN, TiC, TiB2, TiO2) incorporated into Aluminium matrix which provides advantageous properties over base metal (Al) alloys. These include improved abrasion resistance, creep resistance, dimensional stability, exceptionally good stiffness-to-weight and strength-to-weight ratios and better high temperature performance. Fabrication of these advanced engineering materials through liquid state and solid state routes are considered in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Metal matrix composites, aluminium, Silicon Carbide, reinforcement, A1/SiC.
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2014 08:58
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014 08:58

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