A Review of research Outcomes on Fabrication methods and Investigations for evaluating fracture behaviours of Aluminium metal matrix composites with its applications

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Department of Mechanical Engineering, Ramco Institute of Technology, Rajapalayam, 626117, India

2 Department of Mechanical Engineering, P.S.R Engineering College, Sivakasi, 626140, India

10.22075/macs.2021.20833.1274

Abstract

Metal matrix composites are widely used in engineering applications because of their better mechanical properties. In this review, the study focuses on fabrication methods and fracture behaviours of aluminium metal matrix composites (AMMCs).This paper also discusses its applications . Based on the review study, it is observed that the properties of AMMC varies depending on the reinforcement used, fabrication techniques, and the reinforcement disbursement in the matrix material. It is also found that the place where the composite materials are used and the difficulties behind the manufacturing processes decide the selection of reinforcements and the types of fabrication method. It is noticed that the reinforcement of AMMCs is in the form of continuous fibres, short fibres, whiskers, and particulates. The objective of this review study is to summarize the details pertaining to the techniques used for fabricating aluminium metal matrix composites, the effects of processing parameters on the mechanical behaviours of composites, the different types of test specimens, and the fixtures used to apply load for fractures experimentations of AMMC with the applications of AMMCs in various fields.

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