Materials 2009, 2(4), 2510-2525; doi:10.3390/ma2042510
Review

A Novel Fabrication Method for Functionally Graded Materials under Centrifugal Force: The Centrifugal Mixed-Powder Method

1 Department of Engineering Physics, Electronics and Mechanics, Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan 2 Functionally Graded Materials Laboratory, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokiso-cho, Showa-ku, Nagoya 466-8555, Japan
* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Received: 10 November 2009; in revised form: 14 December 2009 / Accepted: 18 December 2009 / Published: 23 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composite Materials)
PDF Full-text Download PDF Full-Text [4636 KB, uploaded 23 December 2009 14:25 CET]
Abstract: One of the fabrication methods for functionally graded materials (FGMs) is a centrifugal solid-particle method, which is an application of the centrifugal casting technique. However, it is the difficult to fabricate FGMs containing nano-particles by the centrifugal solid-particle method. Recently, we proposed a novel fabrication method, which we have named the centrifugal mixed-powder method, by which we can obtain FGMs containing nano-particles. Using this processing method, Cu-based FGMs containing SiC particles and Al-based FGMs containing TiO2 nano-particles on their surfaces have been fabricated. In this article, the microstructure and mechanical property of Cu/SiC and Al/TiO2 FGMs, fabricated by the centrifugal mixed-powder method are reviewed.
Keywords: Functionally Graded Material (FGM); centrifugal mixed-powder method; nano-particle; grindstone

Article Statistics

Load and display the download statistics.

Citations to this Article

Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Watanabe, Y.; Inaguma, Y.; Sato, H.; Miura-Fujiwara, E. A Novel Fabrication Method for Functionally Graded Materials under Centrifugal Force: The Centrifugal Mixed-Powder Method. Materials 2009, 2, 2510-2525.

AMA Style

Watanabe Y, Inaguma Y, Sato H, Miura-Fujiwara E. A Novel Fabrication Method for Functionally Graded Materials under Centrifugal Force: The Centrifugal Mixed-Powder Method. Materials. 2009; 2(4):2510-2525.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Watanabe, Yoshimi; Inaguma, Yoshifumi; Sato, Hisashi; Miura-Fujiwara, Eri. 2009. "A Novel Fabrication Method for Functionally Graded Materials under Centrifugal Force: The Centrifugal Mixed-Powder Method." Materials 2, no. 4: 2510-2525.

Materials EISSN 1996-1944 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert