Mechanical Characterization of Aluminium Based Metal Matrix Composites- A Review

Author(s): S.V.Alagarsamy, M. Ravichandran, A.L. Gobimanikandan

Abstract: Aluminium metal matrix composites have been widely used as substitute materials in aerospace, automobile and structural applications because of their high strength to weight ratio, good ductility, excellent wear and corrosion resistance. Metal matrix composites are advanced engineering materials reinforced with different materials which posses combined and improved mechanical, physical and tribological properties. This paper presents the overview of the effect of addition on different types of reinforcement in aluminium alloy through stir casting process.