Aluminium matrix hybrid composites: A review of reinforcement philosophies; Mechanical, corrosion and tribological characteristics

Michael Oluwatosin Bodunrin, Kenneth Kanayo Alaneme, Lesley Heath Chown

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Abstract

Aluminium hybrid composites are a new generation of metal matrix composites that have the potentials of satisfying the recent demands of advanced engineering applications. These demands are met due to improved mechanical properties, amenability to conventional processing technique and possibility of reducing production cost of aluminium hybrid composites. The performance of these materials is mostly dependent on selecting the right combination of reinforcing materials since some of the processing parameters are associated with the reinforcing particulates. A few combinations of reinforcing particulates have been conceptualized in the design of aluminium hybrid composites. This paper attempts to review the different combination of reinforcing materials used in the processing of hybrid aluminium matrix composites and how it affects the mechanical, corrosion and wear performance of the materials. The major techniques for fabricating these materials are briefly discussed and research areas for further improvement on aluminium hybrid composites are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)434-445
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Materials Research and Technology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Agro waste
  • Fly ash
  • Industrial wastes
  • MMCs
  • Synthetic reinforcement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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