Metallic Amorphous Alloy Reinforcements in Light Metal Matrices by S. JayalakshmiMetallic Amorphous Alloy Reinforcements in Light Metal Matrices by S. Jayalakshmi

Metallic Amorphous Alloy Reinforcements in Light Metal Matrices

byS. Jayalakshmi, M. Gupta

Paperback | March 25, 2015

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This book presents cutting-edge research on the design and development of novel, advanced high-strength, light-weight materials via the incorporation of novel reinforcements, namely, metallic amorphous alloys/bulk metallic glasses (BMG), in light metal matrix composites (LMMCs) based on Al and Mg. The book begins with an introduction to conventional ceramic reinforced light metal matrix composites, along with the major drawbacks which limit their application. Metallic amorphous alloys/Bulk Metallic Glasses (BMG) are new class of metallic materials that are distinctly differently from conventional metals/alloys in terms of their structure and thermal behavior, and exhibit extremely high strength (1 to 2 GPa) and large elastic strain limit (1 to 2%). Given these unique properties, upon their incorporation into Al/Mg-matrices, they provide superior interfacial properties, i.e. high degree of compatibility with the matrix due to their metallic nature when compared to conventional ceramic reinforcements, and thereby significantly enhance the mechanical performance of LMMCs. Amorphous/BMG reinforced LMMCs is an emerging research field and the existing literature is meager. This book discusses the various processing methods that would be suitable for these novel materials. A comparison of mechanical properties and strengthening mechanisms of amorphous/BMG reinforced composites with those of conventional ceramic composites is presented. Future research directions and wider research potential of the novel materials are discussed, and prospective applications are highlighted. For ease of understanding and comparison, appropriate schematics, tables, and figures are provided.

Title:Metallic Amorphous Alloy Reinforcements in Light Metal MatricesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pagesPublished:March 25, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319150154

ISBN - 13:9783319150154

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Light Metal Matrix Composites.- Background.- Processing Techniques.- Microstructural and Mechanical Properties.- Limitations.- Metallic Amorphous Alloys/Bulk Metallic Glasses.- Background.- Production Methods.- Structural, Thermal and Mechanical Properties.- Drawbacks.- Light Metal Matrix Composites with Amorphous Alloys/Bulk Metallic Glasses Reinforcements.- Synthesis.- Matrix-Reinforcement Systems and Properties.- Advantages and Applications.- Future Prospects and Conclusions.