Title: Aluminium-based metal matrix composites by stir casting: a literature review

Authors: Bharat Kumar; Jyoti V. Menghani

Addresses: Mechanical Engineering Department, Institute of Technology and Management Universe Vadodara, Gujarat, India ' Mechanical Engineering Department, Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, Gujarat, India

Abstract: This paper considers the potential of using Al metal matrix composite (MMC). Initially, the required properties are identified, after which, the work explores pure aluminium and its importance in the industry along with its limitations. Using these limitations, MMC's were recommended as a possible replacement for aluminium and it is seen that the exact set of properties depend on certain factors. Therefore, these factors such as reactivity at the interface, volume fraction of the reinforcing material, type of the reinforcing material and distribution of the reinforcing material are reviewed using the existing literature.

Keywords: aluminium; silicon carbide; metal matrix composites; MMCs; stir casting; literature review; reinforcing materials.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMATEI.2016.077310

International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation, 2016 Vol.7 No.1, pp.1 - 14

Available online: 24 Jun 2016 *

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