Machining of Metal Matrix Composites

  • J. Paulo┬áDavim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Yung C. Shin, Chinmaya Dandekar
    Pages 1-49
  3. Antoniomaria Di Ilio, Alfonso Paoletti
    Pages 63-77
  4. H. A. Kishawy, S. Kannan, G. Parker
    Pages 79-98
  5. B. Anand Ronald, L. Vijayaraghavan, R. Krishnamurthy
    Pages 99-118
  6. Arnaud Kremer, Mohamed El Mansori
    Pages 119-142
  7. V. N. Gaitonde, S. R. Karnik, J. Paulo Davim
    Pages 143-162
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 163-164

About this book


Machining of Metal Matrix Composites provides the fundamentals and recent advances in the study of machining of metal matrix composites (MMCs). Each chapter is written by an international expert in this important field of research.

Machining of Metal Matrix Composites gives the reader information on machining of MMCs with a special emphasis on aluminium matrix composites. Chapter 1 provides the mechanics and modelling of chip formation for traditional machining processes. Chapter 2 is dedicated to surface integrity when machining MMCs. Chapter 3 describes the machinability aspects of MMCs. Chapter 4 contains information on traditional machining processes and Chapter 5 is dedicated to the grinding of MMCs. Chapter 6 describes the dry cutting of MMCs with SiC particulate reinforcement. Finally, Chapter 7 is dedicated to computational methods and optimization in the machining of MMCs.

Machining of Metal Matrix Composites can serve as a useful reference for academics, manufacturing and materials researchers, manufacturing and mechanical engineers, and professionals involved with MMC applications. It can also be used to teach modern manufacturing engineering or as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses in machining, manufacturing or materials.


Advanced Cutting Tools Computational Methods Metal Matrix Composites Non-traditional Machining Processes Traditional Machining Processes

Editors and affiliations

  • J. Paulo┬áDavim
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Ltd. 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-937-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-938-3
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