1st Edition

Metal Matrix Composites Advances in Processing Methods, Machinability Studies and Applications

    212 Pages 104 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    With a focus on advances in metal matrix composite (MMC) fabrications from a theoretical and experimental perspective, this book describes the recent developments in the manufacturing of MMCs, various processing methods and parameters, mechanical properties and synthesis of MMCs. It deals with several multi-criteria decision-making techniques suggested to choose the best materials for application and the effects of reinforcement on chip formation, tool wear and part quality during the machining.


    • Discusses modeling of metal matrix composites (MMC) and fabrication of hybrid MMCs
    • Covers advanced characterization studies of nanocomposites
    • Reviews high-temperature applications and cobalt-nickel combination materials
    • Provides inputs regarding optimal selection of percentage of reinforcement materials for MMC’s fabrication based on industrial requirements
    • Focuses on aerospace and automotive industries

    This book is aimed at graduate students, researchers and professionals in micro/nanoscience and technology, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, metallurgy and composites.

    Chapter 1 Processing and Characterization of Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites by Stir Casting with Carbide Reinforcement
    Priyaranjan Samal, Pandu R. Vundavilli, Arabinda Meher, and Manas Mohan Mahapatra

    Chapter 2 Study on Characteristic Evaluation and Industrial Applications of Metal and Nano-Metal Matrix Composites
    T. Vishnu Vardhan, Balram Yelamasetti, and D. V. V. Pavan Kumar

    Chapter 3 Optimization Studies on Al/LaPO4 Composite Using Grey Relational Analysis
    K. Balamurugan, T.P. Latchoumi, T. Deepthi, and M. Ramakrishna

    Chapter 4 Drilling of Hybrid MMCs Using DLC- and HC-Coated Tools
    T. Sampath Kumar, M. Vignesh, A. Vinoth Jebaraj, P. Dilip Kumar, N.V.S.S.S.K. Manne Dilip, and Abhishek Singh

    Chapter 5 Multi-Criteria Decision Making Approach for Selection of a Base Metal for Al-Based Metal Matrix Composites
    Dileep Kumar Ganji, G. Rajyalakshmi, Jayakrishna Kandasamy, A. Deepa, and G. Ranjith Kumar

    Chapter 6 Study of Machinability, Mechanical, and Tribological Properties of Hybrid Al-MMC
    M. Vignesh, G. Ranjith Kumar, M. Sathishkumar, G. Rajyalakshmi, and R. Ramanujam

    Chapter 7 Erosion Studies on Al/TiC/RHA Reinforced Hybrid Composites through Response Surface Method
    K. Balamurugan, Y. Jyothi, Chinnamahammad Bhasha, and S. Vigneshwaran

    Chapter 8 Machining Studies on AlSi7+63% SiC Composite Using Machine Learning Technique
    K. Balamurugan, T. P. Latchoumi, and Shivaprasad Satla

    Chapter 9 Experimental Investigation on Interfacial Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Al7075-White Bubble Alumina Syntactic Form
    G. Rajyalakshmi, Jayakrishna Kandasamy, S. K. Ariful Rahaman, G. Ranjith Kumar, and A. Deepa

    Chapter 10 Investigation of the Humping Phenomenon in Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing
    Nobel Karmakar, Ritam Sarma, Ranjeet Kumar Bhagchandani, and Sajan Kapil


    Dr. Jayakrishna Kandasamy is an Associate professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Vellore Institute of Technology University, India. His research is focused on bio-composites for biomedical and ballistic applications. He has published 66 journal publications in leading SCI/ SCOPUS Indexed journals, 26 book chapters, and 91 refereed conference proceedings, 7 books in CRC/Springer Series. He has been awarded Global Engineering Education Award from Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM) Society International, U.S.A. in 2021, Institution of Engineers (India) – Young Engineer Award in 2019.

    Prof. Rajiyalakshmi G is an Associate professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the Vellore Institute of Technology University, India. Her research is focused on Advanced materials, Laser peening, Advanced machining, Mathematical modeling, Sustainable manufacturing, Optimization. She has published 51 journal publications in leading SCI/ SCOPUS Indexed journals, 9 book chapters, and 20 refereed conference proceedings.

    Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohamed Thariq Bin Hameed Sultan completed his PhD in 2011 from Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom in the Field of Mechanical Engineering. He specializes in the field of Hybrid Composites, Advance Materials, Structural Health Monitoring and Impact Studies. He is also a Professional Engineer (PEng) registered under the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) and he is also a Charted Engineer (CEng) registered with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) United Kingdom. Recently, he was also awarded as the Professional Technologist (PTech) from Malaysian Board of Technologist (MBOT). He has published more than 220 journal articles and also published almost 15 books internationally.