Metal-matrix composites in ground transportation

Nikhilesh Chawla, K. K. Chawla

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Metal-matrix composites (MMCs) are used in a variety of automotive and other ground transportation 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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