• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 2, Pages: 1-7

Review Article

A Review on Mechanical and Tribological Behaviors of Nickel Matrix Composites


This paper presents a review on the behaviour of mechanical and tribological properties of Nickel matrix composites developed by using different process. Nickel and Nickel containing base alloys are identified as an invaluable and indispensable material over a wide range of industrial application due to its outstanding properties like good mechanical property, resistance to chemicals and to handle complex process. So there has been steadily increasing demand for such material to exhibit high performance in their mechanical and tribological properties in different applications. Development of such newer materials with better performance for mechanical and tribological applications has made researchers to come out with innovative and novel materials to be fabricated from conceptual methods. Metal matrix composites provide advantage over the development as they are particularly suited for applications requiring good strength at high temperature, good structural rigidity, dimensional stability, and light weight. This composites material also offer a combination of resistant to corrosion, thermal fatigue, thermal shock, strength, toughness, metallurgical stability, fabricability, weldability and also their ability to withstand a wide variety of severe operating conditions involving high temperatures, high stresses as well as creep. Many researchers have shown that reinforcements like oxides of silicon, graphene, alumina particulate; silicon carbide particles, tungsten, graphite etc. can easily be incorporated into Nickel matrix for the development of composites. High performance nickel and nickel alloy are very widely used in steel making, marine, aerospace, defense, automotive, construction, computers etc.

Keywords: Mechanical Properties, Nickel Alloy, Nickel Matrix Composites, Reinforcement, Tribological Properties


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