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A Review on the Fabrication Techniques of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites

Vijee Kumar, U. N. Kempaiah, Satish Babu Boppana, Virupaxi Auradi


The recent trend towards the use of composites is increasing in the ongoing research and islikely to continue rapidly in the future. Nowadays, aluminium (Al) and aluminium alloy basedcomposites are gaining importance in the upcoming fields of engineering. Metal matrixcomposites (MMC`s) with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) reinforcements give superior mechanicaland physical properties. Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites (AMMC`s), sought over otherconventional materials in the field of automobile, aerospace, defense, sports, electronics, biomedicaland other industrial applications, have been becoming essential since the last fewyears. In the present paper an attempt has been made to review the CNT reinforced AMMC’sfabrication processes through stir casting, compocasting and ultrasonic assisted techniquesand discusses the dispersion of CNTs in the matrix. An insight in to mechanical properties ofAl-CNTs Metal Matrix Composites is also reported.
Keywords: Metal Matrix Composites, Aluminium, Carbon Nanotubes
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Vijee Kumar, Kempaiah UN, SatishBabu Bopanna et al. A Review on theFabrication Techniques of CarbonNanotube Reinforced Aluminium MetalMatrix Composites. Journal ofNanoscience, Nanoengineering andApplications. 2017; 7(2): 1–6p.

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