Aluminium matrix composites reinforced with high entropy alloys: A comprehensive review on interfacial reactions, mechanical, corrosion, and tribological characteristics

Sodiq Abiodun Kareem, Justus Uchenna Anaele, Emmanuel Omosegunfunmi Aikulola, Ufoma Silas Anamu, Abdalrhaman Koko, Michael Oluwatosin Bodunrin, Kenneth Kanayo Alaneme

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Aluminium matrix composites (AMCs) reinforced with high entropy alloy particulates (HEAp) represent an innovative category of metal-matrix composites with considerable potential for fulfilling the stringent demands of emerging technological applications. Their appeal lies in the advantageous combination of toughness, strength, ductility, and enhanced workability, addressing acknowledged limitations associated with ceramic-reinforced AMCs. The heightened performance of these composites is attributed to improved wettability between the aluminium matrix and HEAp reinforcement, alongside the intrinsic ductility and hardness of HEAp. This review explores the suitability of high entropy alloys as substitutes for ceramic materials in reinforcing aluminium matrix composites. The mechanical, corrosion, thermal and wear properties of AMCs reinforced with HEAp are thoroughly examined, encompassing fabrication characteristics and interfacial reactions. The incorporation of HEAp is found to notably enhance the strength-ductility ratio of AMCs. Remarkably, HEAp bring about significant improvements in the wear and corrosion resistance of AMCs. The report accentuates the performance benefits and certain challenges associated with the application of HEAp reinforcement in AMCs. Ultimately, this review proposes potential avenues for future research in this domain, outlining directions for further exploration and development.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8161-8186
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Materials Research and Technology
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2024

Keywords

  • Aluminium matrix composite (AMC)
  • Corrosion
  • High entropy alloys
  • Mechanical properties
  • Wear

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Biomaterials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Aluminium matrix composites reinforced with high entropy alloys: A comprehensive review on interfacial reactions, mechanical, corrosion, and tribological characteristics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this