Performance Testing of Ceramic Metal Composites: A Review

Smita Mekalke*, Jagadeeshgouda Kendannavar **, Raghuraj Rao ***
* Department of Mechanical Engineering, Jain College of Engineering, Belagavi, India.
** Department of Mechanical Engineering, S. G. Balekundri Institute of Technology, Belagavi, India.
*** AXKA Tech Pvt. Ltd., Kolhapur, India.
Periodicity:January - March'2020


Ceramic-metal composites are made of ceramics and metals, termed as cermets. Unlike conventional metal matrix composites or ceramic matrix composites, which come bearing technical limitations in their field of applications, cermets have improved mechanical, tribological, and thermal properties. In the present work, an attempt is being made to compare the ceramic-metal composites with the traditional ceramic matrix and metal matrix composites with respect to their mechanical performances. This paper also explores the development, behaviour and use of cermets for extreme engineering applications. Further, efforts have been made to review the works done on cermets with respect to their manufacturing process and the properties affected by different process. Scope for further investigation on cermets with respect to optimization of ceramic-metal composite is carried out by identifying gaps in the past research.


Cermet, Chromium Carbide, Mechanical Properties, Tribological Properties.

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Mekalke, S., Kendannavar, J., & Rao, R. (2020). Performance Testing of Ceramic Metal Composites: A Review, i-manager's Journal on Material Science, 7(4), 42-50.


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