Metal Matrix Composites: Mechanisms and Properties

Metal Matrix Composites: Mechanisms and Properties

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This volume contains sections on strengthening mechanisms, mechanical properties, fracture and fatigue, physical properties, and environmental effects. Its companion volume, "Metal Matrix Composites: Processing and Interfaces" contains an introductory chapter placing the current state of the composites field in an historical perspective, with an extensive section on synthesis and processing of both standard and novel fabrication techniques. This volume discusses composite interfaces in its final chapter. Together, the two volumes combine to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of metal matrix composites.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 405 pages
  • 154 x 235mm | 740g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 012341833X
  • 9780123418333

Table of contents

Part 1 Strengthening mechanisms: plasticity theories for fibrous composite materials, G.J.Dvorak; strengthening of metal matrix composites due to dislocation generation through CTE mismatch, R.J.Arsenault; strengthening behaviour of in situ composites, T.H.Courtney. Part 2 Mechanical properties: tensile and compressive properties of metal matrix composites, R.J.Arsenault; mechanical behaviour of metal matrix composites under high strain rates and impact loadings, M.Taya; creep behaviour of metal matrix composites, M.Taya. Part 3 Fracture and fatigue: fracture toughness of particulate metal matrix composites, D.L.Davidson; fatigue of metal matrix composites, K.K.Chawla; fatigue of discontinuously reinforced metal matrix composites, J.K.Shang and R.O.Ritchie. Part 4 Physical and chemical properties: dynamic mechanical properties, A.Wolfenden and J.M.Wolla; thermal expansion of metal matrix composites, T.A.Hahn; electrical conductivity in continuous fibre composites, J.E.Schoutens; corrosion, P.P.Trzaskoma.
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