Copyright © 2003 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA
Editor(s): K. U. Kainer
Published Online: 11 MAY 2004
Print ISBN: 9783527305322
Online ISBN: 9783527602063
About this Book
It is only in the past few years that metal-matrix composites (MMCs) using a light-metal matrix have been successfully used in the automotive and transportation industry, such as partly fiber-reinforced pistons and hybrid reinforced crankcases. These materials also find applications in the aerospace industry.
Since the characteristics of MMCs can be incorporated as desired within the material, they represented tailor-made working materials for industrial designers. Written by experienced practitioners from the field, this book presents the current state of developments using MMCs as structural and functional materials, making it a vital reference for all materials scientists and engineers wishing to learn of the potential for MMCs in R&D as well as design.