Manufacturing of aluminium composite materials: A review

Kamardeen O. Abdulrahman, Esther T. Akinlabi, Rasheedat M. Mahamood

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Abstract

Aluminium composite materials are becoming very popular as a result of their physical and mechanical characteristics, which are making them relevant to various applications. The addition of reinforcement materials with unique characteristics into aluminium produces aluminium composites with superior quality. Wear resistance, stiffness, strength and hardness are some of the improved properties obtained when reinforcementmaterialswere added to the primary aluminium. This chapter presents some of the manufacturing processes of aluminium, its alloys and composites. The effects of reinforcements on aluminium composites from existing work and research direction on the fabrication of aluminium composite materials were discussed in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHierarchical Composite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationMaterials, Manufacturing, Engineering
PublisherDe Gruyter
Pages21-40
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783110545104
ISBN (Print)9783110544022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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