Metallic Matrix Composites

Metallic Matrix Composites

Composite Materials, Vol. 4

1st Edition - September 28, 1974

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  • Editor: Kenneth G. Kreider
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216706

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Composite Materials, Volume 4: Metallic Matrix Components provides an in-depth report and a reference on the technology of metal-matrix composites. The book starts by giving an introduction to metal-matrix composites, and by discussing the principal metal-laminate fabrication methods, the properties of metal laminates, and materials engineering of laminated-metal composites for specific applications. The text also describes the technology in eutectic superalloys of nickel and cobalt; nickel alloys reinforced with alpha-Al2O3 filaments; and the problems and progress encountered in developing wire-reinforced superalloys. The fiber-reinforced titanium alloys; the development of metal-matrix composites reinforced with high-modulus graphite fibers; as well as the development, the physical and mechanical properties, and the engineering considerations for the use of boron-aluminum are also encompassed. Materials scientists and engineers will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Preface to Volume 4

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    1 Introduction to Metal-Matrix Composites

    I. Introduction

    II. Metal-Matrix Composites

    III. Types of Metal-Matrix Composites

    IV. Strength of Metal-Matrix Composites

    V. Types of Reinforcements for Metal-Matrix Composites

    VI. Compatibility of Composite Constituents

    VII. Systems Not Featured in This Volume


    2 Laminated-Metal Composites

    I. Introduction

    II. Metal-Laminate Fabrication Methods

    III. Properties of Laminated-Metal Composites

    IV. Engineering Criteria for Selection and Application of Metal Laminates

    V. Summary and Assessment


    3 Directionally Solidified Eutectic Superalloys

    I. Introduction

    II. Systems Approach

    III. Alloy Preparation Techniques

    IV. Mechanical Characteristics

    V. Environmental Effects

    VI. Manufacture of Components


    4 Nickel Alloys Reinforced with α-Αl2O3 Filaments

    I. Introduction

    II. Sapphire Whiskers in Nickel and Nickel Alloys

    III. Sapphire Rods as Reinforcement for Nickel and Nickel-Alloy Matrices

    IV. Fabrication and Properties of Sapphire-Nickel-Alloy Composites

    V. Concluding Remarks


    5 Wire-Reinforced Superalloys

    I. Introduction

    II. Demonstration of the Compatibility Problems

    III. Control of Matrix-Fiber Reaction

    IV. Fiber Development

    V. Matrix-Alloy Development

    VI. Fabrication Methods

    VII. Properties of Refractory-Wire-Superalloy Composites

    VIII. Summary


    6 Fiber-Reinforced Titanium Alloys

    I. Introduction

    II. Development of Approaches

    III. Composite Development

    IV. Status and Future of Titanium-Matrix Composites


    7 Development of Metal-Matrix Composites Reinforced With High-Modulus Graphite Fibers

    I. Introduction

    II. Graphite Fibers

    III. Metal-Graphite Composite Systems


    8 Boron-Reinforced Aluminum

    I. Introduction

    II. Materials Selection

    III. Composite Fabrication

    IV. Secondary Processing

    V. Mechanical Properties

    VI. Engineering of Boron-Aluminum for Applications


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 506
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: September 28, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216706

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Kenneth G. Kreider

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