Chakraborty, Shirshendu and Debnath, Debashish and Mallick, Azizur Rahaman and Das, Probal Kumar (2014) Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Hot-Pressed ZrB2-SiC Composites. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A-Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science , 45A (13). pp. 6277-6284. ISSN 1073-5623

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ZrB2-SiC composites were hot pressed at 2473 K (2200 A degrees C) with graded amounts (5 to 20 wt pct) of SiC and the effect of the SiC addition on mechanical properties like hardness, fracture toughness, scratch and wear resistances, and thermal conductivity were studied. Addition of submicron-sized SiC particles in ZrB2 matrices enhanced mechanical properties like hardness (15.6 to 19.1 GPa at 1 kgf), fracture toughness (2 to 3.6 MPa(m)(1/2)) by second phase dispersion toughening mechanism, and also improved scratch and wear resistances. Thermal conductivity of ZrB2-SiC (5 wt pct) composite was higher 121 to 93 W/m K from 373 K to 1273 K (100 A degrees C to 1000 A degrees C)] and decreased slowly upto 1273 K (1000 A degrees C) in comparison to monolithic ZrB2 providing better resistance to thermal fluctuation of the composite and improved service life in UHTC applications. At higher loading of SiC (15 wt pct and above), increased thermal barrier at the grain boundaries probably reduced the thermal conductivity of the composite.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Divisions: Non-Oxide Ceramics & Composites
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2015 07:09
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2015 07:09

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