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Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials

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ASM Handbook Committee
ASM Handbook Committee
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ASM International
Volume
2
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-162-7
Publication date:
1990
Book Chapter

Metal-Matrix Composites

By
John V. Foltz
John V. Foltz
Metallic Materials Branch, Naval Surface Warfare Center, White Oak Laboratory
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Charles M. Blackmon
Charles M. Blackmon
Applied Materials Technology Branch, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Laboratory
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Published:
1990
Page range:
903 - 912

Abstract

Metal-matrix composites (MMCs) are a class of materials with potential for a wide variety of structural and thermal management applications. They are nonflammable, do not outgas in a vacuum, and suffer minimal attack by organic fluids, such as fuels and solvents. This Article presents an overview of the status of MMCs, and provides information on physical and mechanical properties, processing methods, distinctive features, and various types of continuously and discontinuously reinforced aluminum, magnesium, titanium, copper, superalloy, and intermetallic-matrix composites. It further discusses the property prediction and processing methods for MMCs.

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John V. Foltz, Charles M. Blackmon, 1990. "Metal-Matrix Composites", Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Materials, ASM Handbook Committee

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