Volume – 2 Issue – 2 Article – 4

Aerospace Industry and Aluminum Metal Matrix Composites

Sevim Yolcular Karaoglu1, Serdar Karaoglu2, Imgesu Unal3
1 Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
2 Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
3Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
F IJAST 2021; 2 (2) :DOI: 10.23890/IJAST.vm02is02.0202; Language: EN

Researchers have turned to search for new materials that will meet all the
aerospace industry requirements. When it is almost impossible to achieve this
with a single material, composite materials have been studied, and there have
been great developments in this field. Many elements are used in aircraft
construction, but aluminum is the most preferred due to its low density, good
castability, high strength, corrosion resistance, and good fatigue strength.
However, its strength and stiffness limit its usability. To solve this problem,
aluminum is combined with various elements. Aluminum metal matrix
composites are an example of this. Aluminum metal matrix composites are
preferred in aircraft applications due to their high specific modulus and good
mechanical and thermal properties. This review provides information on the
use of aluminum metal matrix composite materials in the aerospace industry.

Aluminum metal matrix
Aerospace industry
Mechanical properties

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