Production and testing of Al-Fe2O3 particulate composite

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

International Advanced Research Journal in Science, Engineering and Technology, International Advanced Research Journal in Science, Engineering and Technology, Volume 2, Issue 4, p.2393-8021 (2015)

Keywords:

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract:

In a world where there is ever increasing demand for new materials, composite materials find the topmost spot. Knowledge of history and basic physical properties of these materials enables a better understanding of why they are used in specific applications. Composite materials find use in various fields like spacecrafts, construction, automobile etc. The present day needs focus on cheaper and flexible materials which perform at stringent conditions of high temperature and pressure, in highly corrosive environment, with higher strength but low weight, with wear resistance and longer durability. Over recent decades many new composites have been developed, some with very valuable properties. By carefully choosing the reinforcement, the matrix, and the manufacturing process that bring them together, engineers can tailor the properties to meet specific requirements.