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Abstract

Applications of metal matrix composites in defense, aerospace and light vehicles have been reported by Rittner (2001). She has concluded that the scope for MMC in all the above areas were optimistic and suggested further improvement in processes, selection of alloy, selection of reinforcement and selection of components to reduce the cost of end product. Robert (2001) has presented various forms of aluminium alloys and their applications. Based on his survey on the growth of aluminium alloys, he concluded that 32.2 % of the aluminum was consumed in transport industry in different forms. Foltz and Charles (1991) have presented various matrix alloys, reinforcements and their applications in space, defense, automotive and electronic packaging. They also presented the possible applications of MMCs in making automotive components like pistons, cylinder sleeve, connecting rod and brake disc

Keywords

Cast Iron Metal Matrix Composite Friction Material Brake System Compact Graphite Iron 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSri Ranganathar Institute of Engineering and TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Production EngineeringPSG College of TechnologyCoimbatoreIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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