Advancements in graphene reinforced metal matrix composites: A comprehensive review

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Year : 2024 | Volume :12 | Special Issue : 01 | Page : 177-189

Tarun Kumar Kotteda

Manoj Kumar

Pramod Kumar

Ajay Gupta

Kalidindi Sita Rama Raju

  1. Research Scholar Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar Punjab India
  2. Assistant Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar Punjab India
  3. Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dr B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar Punjab India
  4. Associate Professor Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Dr B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar Punjab India
  5. Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sagi Rama Krishnam Raju Engineering College, Bhimavaram Andhra Pradesh India


The Present pollution norms insist automobile manufacturers to make use of ultra-high specific strength materials i.e., materials ahead of conventional metal matrix composites (MMCs) with micro-sized reinforcements. With the advent of nanomaterials, nanocomposites are being developed with properties that overcome the limitations for metals or composites with micro-sized reinforcements. In recent years, the family of graphene-based materials, in particular, graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) reinforced MMCs offering promising solutions to revolutionize the industrial landscape owing to their excellent mechanical, thermal, chemical and electrical characteristics due to which they find applications in a wide variety of fields such as automotive, aerospace industry, power engineering and synthesis of anti-corrosive coatings among other biological and environmental applications for sustainability such as agriculture, energy storage and water purification. This article also sheds light on the factors that have slowed it down from becoming a mainstream industry, inspite of the plethora of benefits, offered by graphene nanoparticles and graphene derivatives reinforced metal matrix composites in terms of both commercial viability and ecological stability.

Keywords: Graphene nanoplatelets, Metal matrix composites, Powder metallurgy, Stir casting, Strengthening mechanisms.

[This article belongs to Special Issue under section in Journal of Polymer and Composites(jopc)]

How to cite this article: Tarun Kumar Kotteda, Manoj Kumar, Pramod Kumar, Ajay Gupta, Kalidindi Sita Rama Raju. Advancements in graphene reinforced metal matrix composites: A comprehensive review. Journal of Polymer and Composites. 2024; 12(01):177-189.
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Special Issue Open Access Review Article
Volume 12
Special Issue 01
Received February 9, 2024
Accepted March 7, 2024
Published April 22, 2024