Chapter 33: Metal-Matrix Composites
Metal-matrix composites (MMCs) work at higher temperatures than their base metal counterparts and can be engineered for improved strength, stiffness, thermal conductivity, abrasion and/or creep resistance, and dimensional stability. This chapter examines the properties, compositions, and performance-cost tradeoffs of common MMCs, including aluminum-matrix composites, titanium-matrix composites, and fiber-metal laminates. It also explains how fiber-reinforced composites and laminates are made, describing both continuous and discontinuous fiber matrix production processes.
ASM Reference Publications Catalog
The Fall / Winter 2019-2020 Catalog features more than 200 products including new and upcoming releases, popular best sellers, digital databases, and journals. Save now with set sales.