A concise review of the effects of hybrid particulate reinforced aluminium metal matrix composites on the microstructure, density and mechanical properties

Ndudim Ononiwu*, Esther T. Akinlabi, Chigbogu G. Ozoegwu, Victor Aigbodion

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The area of aluminium metal matrix composites has seen considerable research done to further produce materials capable of meeting the current industrial needs of adequate material selection. This has led to improvements in both cost savings, mechanical properties and sustainability in production processes in AMMCs. This work attempts to highlight this point by adequately reviewing selected recent sources of literature which highlights the selection of reinforcements used in the production of AMMCs. The need highlighted earlier has been met through the production of MMCs reinforced using two or more particles defined as hybrid reinforced MMCs. Research to this end has reported the engineering of lightweight MMCs with improved tensile and compression strengths, hardness values, impact energy and corrosion resistance among others. Most of the research highlighted in this work has selected stir casting and powder metallurgy as their preferred route for the production of the MMCs. The works reviewed in this paper suggest the importance of materials regarded as ‘waste’ as investigations done in hybrid reinforced MMCs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Manufacturing Engineering - Selected Articles from ICMMPE 2019
EditorsSeyed Sattar Emamian, Farazila Yusof, Mokhtar Awang
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789811557521
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Plant Engineering, ICMMPE 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Nov 201921 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


Conference5th International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Plant Engineering, ICMMPE 2019
CityKuala Lumpur

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