35. Metal–Matrix Composites

  1. R. Winston Revie
  1. L. H. Hihara

Published Online: 19 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch35

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition

How to Cite

Hihara, L. H. (2011) Metal–Matrix Composites, in Uhlig's Corrosion Handbook, Third Edition (ed R. W. Revie), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470872864.ch35

Editor Information

  1. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080320

Online ISBN: 9780470872864



  • metal–matrix composites (MMCs) - corrosion resistance of MMCs, less than that of their monolithic matrix alloys;
  • electrochemical effects of primary MMC constituents - major factors in MMC corrosion, galvanic action between matrix and reinforcement, conductive or semiconductive;
  • corrosion protection of MMCs - metal corrosion, preventing use of protective coatings and inhibitors


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • MMC types and applications

  • Factors influencing MMC corrosion

  • Corrosion of MMC systems

  • Corrosion protection of MMCs

  • Summary

  • Nomenclature

  • References