Rev.Adv.Mater.Sci. (RAMS)
No 1, Vol. 38, 2014, pages 55-60


B. Vijaya Ramnath, C. Elanchezhian, RM. Annamalai, S. Aravind,
T. Sri Ananda Atreya, V. Vignesh and C.Subramanian


Aluminium matrix composites (AMCs) are potential materials for various applications due to their good physical and mechanical properties. The addition of reinforcements into the metallic matrix improves the stiffness, specific strength, wear, creep and fatigue properties compared to the conventional engineering materials. This paper presents the overview of the effect of addition on different reinforcements in aluminium alloy highlighting their merits and demerits. Major issues like agglomerating phenomenon, fiber-matrix bonding and the problems related to distribution of particles are discussed in this paper. Effect of different reinforcement on AMCs on the mechanical properties like tensile strength, strain, hardness, wear and fatigue is also discussed in detail. Major applications of different AMCs are also highlighted in this work.

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