Review of various studies concerning investigation of mechanical properties of Interpenetrating Metal/Ceramic Composites

Nakul Prakash Patil


This paper discuss findings of the various studies concerning investigation of mechanical properties of Interpenetrating Metal/Ceramic Composites. Considering IPC (Interpenetrating) MMC there is percolation of ceramic and metallic phases. This happens in 3D. As compare to fibre-reinforced and particle MMCs, there is little exploration of IPCs. This is because phase architecture is not simple. It is complex for IPCs. Hence, it is difficult to study mechanics of IPC composites. There is some published work available in this regard. Recently, many authors in their research papers have mentioned about mechanical properties considering two IPCs. It helped to develop significant knowledge base composite material's mechanics. To understand mechanical properties of composites numerical simulation is carried out. Here, relevant model concerning composite material is considered. There is not enough literature concerning such models. Porous material's mechanical behavior is affected by three-dimensional geometry. Structure of cellular material is complex. Hence, in context of cellular material, it is difficult to establish relationship between properties and structure. Numerical model can be built either by CAD software or computer tomography images. There is a discussion about new class of ceramic/metal composites. Freeze casting technique is also discussed. Literature concerning semi-solid forming manufacturing technology, composites of resin-metal interpenetrating phase, production of hydrogel using interpenetrating network etc. has been mentioned in the paper.

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