Review of Al Metal
1 Research scholar - Anna University, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, India.
2 Principal, Adhiyamaan College of Engineering, Hosur, India.
3 Research scholar - UVCE, K.R. Circle, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.
4 Chairman & Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, UVCE, K.R. Circle, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India.
5 Assistant Professor (SG) MIT, Anna University
Abstract: The development of high-performance engineering products made from natural resources is increasing worldwide, due to renewable and environmental issues. Among different types of natural resources, hard, and dense volcanic rocks can be found in most of the countries across the globe. These hard and dense volcanic rocks have been extensively exploited over the past few years. By using the volcanic rock basalt fiber is produced, this paper presents an overview of the developments made in the area of basalt fiber reinforced composites. This study, for the first time investigates the applicability of basalt fiber as a new reinforcing material for Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) in terms of their availability in market, manufacturing methods, and overall properties through various experimental work for thermal stability and mechanical properties. It includes several critical issues and suggestions for future works, which underscore the roles of material scientists and manufacturing engineers and for the bright future of this new fiber material through value addition to enhance its uses.
[R. Karthigeyan, G. Ranganath, S. Ezhil Vannan, S. Paul Vizhian, K.Annamalai. Review of Al Metal Matrix Composite and Basalt Fiber as a New Reinforcement for MMC. Life Sci J 2013;10(7s):522-527]. (ISSN: 1097-8135).http://www.lifesciencesite.com. 81
Keywords: Basalt fiber; Al Metal Matrix Composites.