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Anmol Dubey1, Piyush Khosla1, Himanshu Kumar Singh1, Vishal Katoch1, Devendra Kumar2 and Pallav Gupta  1

1Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering, A.S.E.T., Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, Noida-201313, India
2Department of Ceramic Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi-221005, India


Received: December 14, 2015
Accepted: April 25, 2016
Publication Date: September 1, 2016

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The present paper reports a review on study of various processing routes and related mechanical properties of silicon carbide reinforced Metal Matrix Nanocomposites (MMNCs). Physical and mechanical properties that can be obtained with Metal Matrix Nanocomposites (MMNCs) have made them potential candidate for use in aerospace and automobile applications. MMNCs are made by dispersing a ceramic material into a metallic matrix. MMNCs have attracted attention as a result of their low costs and enhanced properties. Various reinforcements used are carbides, nitrides, and oxides. MMNCs manufacturing can be broken into three types - solid, liquid and vapor. Solid state methods include powder metallurgy, liquid state method includes stir casting and squeeze casting whereas vapor state method includes physical vapor deposition and chemical vapor deposition. In comparison with conventional polymer matrix composites, MMNCs are resistant to fire, can operate in wider range of temperatures, do not absorb moisture, have better electrical and thermal conductivity, are resistant to radiation damage, and do not display outgassing. It is expected thatthesiliconcarbidereinforcedmetalmatrixnanocompositeswillbeapotentialcandidateforheavy duty applications.

Keywords: Metal Matrix Nanocomposites (MMNCs), Powder Metallurgy (P/M), Stir Casting, Mechanical Behavior


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