Engineered Metal Matrix Composites: Forming Methods, Material Properties and Industrial Applications


Luca Magagnin (Editor)
Dip. Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica “Giulio Natta”, Politecnica di Milano, Milano, Italy

Series: Materials Science and Technologies, Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC021000

Metal-Matrix Composites MMCs are being used or considered for use in a variety of applications in the automotive, aerospace and many other industries, together with applications in many areas of daily life. These materials open up unlimited possibilities for modern material science and engineering, tailoring the design and the characteristics on any usage. This book contains fifteen chapters, all written by experts in the field, which focus on forming methods, material properties and industrial applications of a wide variety of metal matrix composites. This book surveys the latest results and development possibilities for MMCs as engineering and functional materials, making it an utmost source of knowledge to all materials scientists and engineers on the potentials these materials can offer in research, development and design engineering. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


1. Metal matrix composites: forming methods, materials properties, industrial applications and tribological behavior
(P. Iglesias, M.D. Bermúdez)

2. Fabrication, microstructures and properties of in situ metal matrix composites
(C. Cui)

3. Fabrication and characterization of in-situ synthesis of niobium carbide reinforced iron composite by mechanical alloying
(Zuhailawati Hussain, Mahani Yusoff)

4. Electrodeposition of gold composites with carbon nanomaterials
(P. Cojocaru, L. Magagnin)

5. Metal matrix composites as thermal management materials for automotive applications
(S. Mallik, N. Ekere)

6. Tribology of the Al-Si alloy based MMCs and their application in automotive industry
(A. Vencl)

7. Microstructural characterization and wear properties of mechanically alloyed and sintered Al-4wt.%Cu alloy composites reinforced with TiC and ZrC particulates
(H. Kaftelen, M.L. Öveçoðlu, H. Çimenoðlu, H. Henein)

8. Self-lubricating nano- and microcomposites for room and elevated temperatures
(E.M. Cura, O. Söderberg, S-P. Hannula)

9. Pressureless infiltration of ceramic porous preforms: an avant-garde route for the manufacture of metal matrix composites
(M.I. Pech-Canul)

10. Corrosion resistant nano-composite metallic coatings with embedded polymeric aggregates
(N. Boshkov, D.A. Koleva, P. Petrov, N. Tsvetkova)

11. Bagasse (sugar cane waste): as low cost reinforcement for metal matrix composites
(V.S. Aigbodion, S.B. Hassan)

12. Metal-organic complexes: structures, properties and applications
(H. He, F. Dai, X. Zhao, D. Sun)

13. Joining of aluminium based metal matrix composites
(J. Maity)

14. Roll caster for clad strip
(T. Haga)

15. Casting of net-inserted aluminum alloy composite strip
(T. Haga)


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