The processing of metal matrix composites - An overview

Brian Ralph, H. C. Yuen, Wing Bun Lee

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This overview begins by considering the mature situation for polymer matrix composites (PMCs). After a further short section devoted to ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), the main text is devoted to the variety of routes available for processing metallic matrix composites (MMCs). These are divided into those where the main steps are performed in the solid state and those where the process route involves a stage where the matrix is molten. Some discussion is also given to the thermomechanical processing of MMCs and of their properties.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-353
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Materials Processing Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Advanced fibre reinforced composites
  • Ceramic matrix composites
  • Internal oxidation
  • Metal matrix composites
  • Microstructure - Property relationships
  • Particulates
  • Polymer matrix composites
  • Processing
  • Short and long fibres
  • Sintered aluminium powder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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