1st Edition

Metal and Ceramic Matrix Composites




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ISBN 9780750308724
Published November 1, 2003 by CRC Press
430 Pages

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Book Description

With contributions from leading experts in their respective fields, Metal and Ceramic Matrix Composites provides a comprehensive overview of topics on specific materials and trends. It is a subject regularly included as a final year option in materials science courses and is also of much industrial and academic interest.

The book begins with a selection of chapters describing the most common commercial applications of composite materials, including those in the aerospace, automotive, and power generation industries. Section 2 outlines manufacturing and processing methods used in the production of composite materials ranging from basic aluminium matrix composites, through particle reinforced composites, to composites using novel matrix fibres such as titanium-silicon carbide and ceramics. Section 3 is devoted to the mechanical behaviour of different matrix materials and structure-property relations, with particular attention paid to failure and fracture mechanisms. The final section considers those new fibres and composite materials currently in development, including high strength copper composites, porous particle composites, active composites, and ceramic nanocomposites.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: INDUSTRIAL PERSPECTIVE
Introduction
Metal matrix composites for aeroengines
Metal matrix composites in high performance internal combustion engines
High modulus steel composites for automobiles
Metal matrix composites for aerospace structures
Ceramic matrix composites for industrial gas turbines
Composite superconductors

SECTION 2: MANUFACTURING AND PROCESSING
Introduction
Fabrication and recycling of aluminium metal matrix composites
Aluminium metal matrix composites by reactive and semi-solid squeeze casting
Deformation processing of particle reinforced metal matrix composites
Processing of titanium-silicon carbide fibre composites
Manufacture of ceramic fibre-metal matrix composites

SECTION 3: MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR
Introduction
Deformation and damage in metal matrix composites
Fatigue of discontinuous metal matrix composites
Mechanical behaviour of intermetallics and intermetallic matrix composites
Fracture of titanium aluminide-silicon carbide fibre composites
Structure-property relationships in ceramic matrix composites
Microstructure and performance limits of ceramic matrix composites

SECTION 4: NEW FIBRES AND COMPOSITES
Introduction
Silicon carbide based and oxide fibre reinforcements
High-strength high-conductivity copper composites
Porous particle composites
Active composites
Ceramic nanocomposites
Oxide eutectic ceramic matrix composites

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