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Metal-matrix composites in ground transportation

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Metal-matrix composites (MMCs) are used in a variety of automotive and other ground transp ortation applications. This article provides a brief overview of the major applications of MMCs in ground transportation. The main attractive features of MMCs are: high strength-to-weight ratio, enhanced mechanical and thermal properties over conventional materials, improved fatigue and creep characteristics, better wear resistance, and general tailorability of properties. Because the transportation industry is extremely cost-sensitive, reducing the manufacturing costs of MMC components will aid in the use of MMCs.

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Chawla, N., Chawla, K.K. Metal-matrix composites in ground transportation. JOM 58, 67–70 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-006-0231-5

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