Tribology of Metal Matrix Composites

A special issue of Lubricants (ISSN 2075-4442).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2024) | Viewed by 237

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah 711103, West Bengal, India
Interests: composite materials; tribology; structure–property correlation; fatigue; hot deformation; non-traditional machining; modelling and simulation; structural steels

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metal matrix composites (MMCs) are hybrid materials in which hard particulates/fibers are reinforced in a ductile monolithic alloy matrix. These advanced materials offer considerable flexibility to material designers in order to fabricate tailor-made structures with the desired combinations of contradictory mechanical properties for specific applications. Owing to their low density, improved properties against static and dynamic loading, and superior performance under relative motion, the application of MMCs is increasing exponentially in several sectors, including space, defense, aerospace, the automobile industry, electronics, etc. The possession of tribological properties is one of the key performance indexes of engineering components, and determines the life span of tiny electronic devices and their subsequent application in heavy machinery.

This Special Issue aims to highlight the current state of the knowledge, advancements, and challenges involved in the tribological properties and application of MMCs. Multifaceted articles that focus on the structure–property–performance relationships of MMCs, with specific emphasis on nano and hybrid reinforcements, are welcomed.

Dr. Debdulal Das
Prof. Dr. Joao Paulo Davim
Guest Editors

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  • metal matrix composite
  • tribology
  • hybrid composite
  • nanocomposite
  • wear
  • friction
  • lubrication
  • modelling
  • design of experiments
  • optimization

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