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Metal Matrix Composites

Wetting and Infiltration

  • Antonio Contreras Cuevas
  • Egberto Bedolla Becerril
  • Melchor Salazar Martínez
  • José Lemus Ruiz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Antonio Contreras Cuevas, Egberto Bedolla Becerril, Melchor Salazar Martínez, José Lemus Ruiz
    Pages 1-5
  3. Antonio Contreras Cuevas, Egberto Bedolla Becerril, Melchor Salazar Martínez, José Lemus Ruiz
    Pages 7-81
  4. Antonio Contreras Cuevas, Egberto Bedolla Becerril, Melchor Salazar Martínez, José Lemus Ruiz
    Pages 83-114
  5. Antonio Contreras Cuevas, Egberto Bedolla Becerril, Melchor Salazar Martínez, José Lemus Ruiz
    Pages 115-186
  6. Antonio Contreras Cuevas, Egberto Bedolla Becerril, Melchor Salazar Martínez, José Lemus Ruiz
    Pages 187-226
  7. Antonio Contreras Cuevas, Egberto Bedolla Becerril, Melchor Salazar Martínez, José Lemus Ruiz
    Pages 227-271
  8. Antonio Contreras Cuevas, Egberto Bedolla Becerril, Melchor Salazar Martínez, José Lemus Ruiz
    Pages 273-297
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 299-310

About this book

Introduction

This book covers several aspects of the synthesis of composites by the pressureless infiltration technique.  It describes the methods used to obtain green preforms, such as cold pressed and hot sintering, describing the heating time, load, and time required for pressing the preforms. Additionally, wettability phenomena, which is directly related on infiltration, is extensively described. Wettability process and interfacial reactions are analyzed in many ceramic-metal systems prior to fabricate the composites. A complete description of fabrication processes for Metal Matrix Composites is included. An extensive section on structural, chemical, and mechanical characterization of composites fabricated with aluminum and magnesium alloys as matrices reinforced with titanium carbide (TiC), aluminum nitride (AlN), silicon carbide (SiC) and alumina (Al2O3) is included.  Relevant techniques for joining composites, such as welding and brazing are addressed. As well as issues pertaining to the corrosion and wear of composites are discussed as well. Corrosion behavior of some composites exposed to aqueous media was analyzed. Corrosion of composites using TiC and SiC like reinforcement and Al, Ni, and some Al-Cux, Al-Mgx and Al-Cu-Li alloys like matrix is discussed extensively. The structural characterization techniques addressed include: scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), optical microscopy (OM), differential thermal analysis (DTA), high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), and thermogravimetry analysis (TGA). Mechanical testing including hardness, elastic modulus, tension tests, and impact tests were used in the characterization of composites. Theoretical models for prediction of some mechanical properties are included too.

Keywords

wettability wear of composites corrosion composites joining characterization of materials fabrication process reinforcement materials infiltration technique

Authors and affiliations

  • Antonio Contreras Cuevas
    • 1
  • Egberto Bedolla Becerril
    • 2
  • Melchor Salazar Martínez
    • 3
  • José Lemus Ruiz
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituto Mexicano del PetróleoCiudad de MéxicoMexico
  2. 2.Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de HidalgoInstituto de Investigación en Metalurgia y MaterialesMoreliaMexico
  3. 3.Clúster Politécnico Veracruz -IPNPapantla de OlarteMexico
  4. 4.Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de HidalgoInstituto de Investigación en Metalurgia y MaterialesMoreliaMexico

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