Electric vehicles have seen steady development and growth over the last half-decade. The integration of modern technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning leading the advancements in the lives and durability of batteries and their efficiency. With each passing year, electric mobility is seeing new heights. And more than 2 million electric vehicles started running on the road which is a record for a calendar year. If the current trends continue, the number of electric vehicles that would be sold in the year 2030 could be as high as 43 million. The cover photo of this November 2019 issue is inspired by the editorial article written by Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari on Current Global Scenario of Electric Vehicles.
Investigating the Machinability of Metallic Matrix Composites Reinforced by Carbon Nanotubes: A Review
Robiul Islam Rubel,1,* Md. Hasan Ali1, Md. Abu Jafor1, Sk. Suzauddin Yusuf1
1Faculty of Mechanical and Production Engineering, Bangladesh Army University of Science and Technology,
Saidpur 5310, Bangladesh
Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (11), pp 786-792
Publication Date (Web): Oct 04, 2019
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The modern manufacturing technology tends to innovate different materials with simultaneous low density in weight, porosity, high toughness, corrosion resistance, thermal and electrical properties etc. Metallic matrix-based carbon nanotubes composites (CNTs) are a relatively new material concept. The CNT reinforced composite materials harvest the dual benefit of alloying metals with high mechanical properties of CNTs. Besides, the materials being innovated must have good forming or machining characteristics. However, no machining data or machining model are yet available for these newly developed composites. In this work, the mechanical machining of metal-matrix/CNTs composites has studied to review the available data and better understanding the material removal behaviour. The work also concludes on the suggestive machining techniques adopted that will not affect the structural deformation, mechanical, thermal, electrical properties as well as must not alter the mechanical characteristics of the machined surface. The present study will assist in optimizing the manufacturing composites with desirable mechanical properties in future CNT reinforced composite developments. © VBRI Press.
Carbon nanotube, mechanical properties, thermal properties, electrical properties, machining characteristics