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Abd-Elaziem, W., Khedr, M., Elsheikh, Ammar. H., Liu, J., Zeng, Y., Sebae, T. A., Abd El-Baky, M. A., Darwish, M. A., Daoush, W. M., & Li, X. (2024). Influence of nanoparticles addition on the fatigue failure behavior of metal matrix composites: Comprehensive review. Engineering Failure Analysis, 155, 107751.

Influence of nanoparticles addition on the fatigue failure behavior of metal matrix composites : comprehensive review

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Author: Abd-Elaziem, Walaa1,2; Khedr, Mahmoud3,4; Elsheikh, Ammar.H.5,6;
Organizations: 1Department of Mechanical Design and Production Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, P.O. Box 44519, Egypt
2Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
3Kerttu Saalasti Institute, Future Manufacturing Technologies (FMT), University of Oulu, Pajatie 5, FI-85500 Nivala, Finland
4Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering at Shoubra, Benha University, Cairo 11629, Egypt
5Department of Production Engineering and Mechanical Design, Tanta University, Tanta 31527, Egypt
6Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, Lebanese American University, Byblos, Lebanon
7Department of Engineering Management, College of Engineering, Prince Sultan University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
8Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta 31527, Egypt
9Department of Production Technology, Faculty of Technology and Education, Helwan University, Saray‑El Qoupa, El Sawah Street, Cairo 11281, Egypt
10Chemistry Department, College of Science, Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University (IMSIU), P.O. Box 90950, 11623 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
11Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Elsevier, 2024
Publish Date: 2023-11-14


Light-weight, high-strength metal matrix composites (MMCs) have been gaining prominence in various industrial applications in which the materials are exposed to static and dynamic loading conditions. Unfortunately, micron-sized MMCs frequently encounter challenges such as particle breakage and debonding at the reinforcement-matrix interface, resulting in premature failure due to the decline in their mechanical properties, making them impractical to be utilized in some crucial applications. On the other hand, metal matrix nanocomposites (MMNCs) have been proven to improve strength, ductility, and fracture toughness characteristics, which are greatly beneficial in various industrial applications such as automotive, aerospace structures, and biomaterials. This review provides a comprehensive insight into the effect of nanoparticle addition on the fatigue performance of metals and alloys. Firstly, special attention has been given to the factors influencing the fatigue life of MMNCs. Secondly, the effect of nanoparticle incorporation on the fatigue performance of common metal matrixes, including aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and steel alloys, is reviewed in detail. Finally, a summary of this review and the future aspects related to the behavior of metals with nanoparticles at cyclic loading is provided.

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Series: Engineering failure analysis
ISSN: 1350-6307
ISSN-E: 1350-6307
ISSN-L: 1350-6307
Volume: 155
Article number: 107751
DOI: 10.1016/j.engfailanal.2023.107751
Type of Publication: A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Field of Science: 214 Mechanical engineering
Funding: The author, Walaa Abd-Elaziem, would like to acknowledge the financial support from the Missions Sector-Higher Education Ministry, Egypt. Also, the author, Mahmoud Khedr, would like to express his sincere thanks for the financial assistance from the Finnish Foundation for Technology Promotion in Finland. The author, Tamer Sebaey would like to thank Prince Sultan University for their support.
Copyright information: © 2023 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (