Mechanical behavior of particle reinforced metal matrix composites

Nikhilesh Chawla, Yu Lin Shen

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Abstract

Metal matrix composites provide significantly enhanced properties - like higher strength, stiffness and weight savings - in comparison to conventional monolithic materials. Particle reinforced MMCs are attractive due to their cost-effectiveness, isotropic properties, and their ability to be processed using similar technology used for monolithic materials. This review captures the salient features of experimental as well as analytical and computational characterization of the mechanical behavior of MMCs. The main focus is on wrought particulate reinforced light alloy matrix systems, with a particular emphasis on tensile, creep, and fatigue behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-370
Number of pages14
JournalAdvanced Engineering Materials
Volume3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2001

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Mechanical behavior of particle reinforced metal matrix composites. / Chawla, Nikhilesh; Shen, Yu Lin.

In: Advanced Engineering Materials, Vol. 3, No. 6, 06.2001, p. 357-370.

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