Aluminum Matrix Composites for Industrial Use: Advances and Trends

S. T. Mavhungu, E. T. Akinlabi, M. A. Onitiri, F. M. Varachia

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Abstract

Composites material, plastics and ceramics have been the dominant emerging materials in many industries over the last decade. The motive behind the use of metal matrix composite components in the automotive, agriculture and mining sectors is based on requirements for weight reduction and in pursuit of high efficiency and performance in the material. The automotive industry is subjected to increasingly restrict fuel economy requirements by consumers, demanding improved comfort and safety. To meet these requirements, automotive manufacturers are turning to light weight and improved efficient products. Aluminium metal matrix composites (AMMC's) with high specific stiffness and high strength could be used in long-term application in which saving weight is an important feature, such applications include robots, high speed machinery, high-speed rotating shafts, and automotive engine and brake parts. This research paper presents a review on advances and trends of aluminium matrix composites for industrial uses. Composite materials are high strength-lightweight components and popular in the automobile and industrial sectors and this ultimately leads to the development of advance material parts with improved performance and efficiency.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-182
Number of pages5
JournalProcedia Manufacturing
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Aluminium
  • Automobile
  • Composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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