Naskar, Milan Kanti and Chatterjee, Minati and Dey, A and Basu, K (2004) Effects of processing parameters on the fabrication of near-net-shape fibre reinforced oxide ceramic matrix composites via sol-gel route. Ceramics International, 30 (2). pp. 257-265. ISSN 0272-8842

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The sol infiltration technique was found to be very effective for the fabrication of near-net-shape mullite fibre reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). The infiltrated sol, in single- and bi-component oxide systems with equivalent molar compositions of Al2O3 (A), 60 Al2O3:40 SiO2 (AS), 87 Al2O3: 13 ZrO2 (AZ), and 94 ZrO2:06 Y2O3 (ZY), after drying and calcination, formed the matrix. The discontinuous mullite fibres (as preforms with 15 vol.% fibre content) acted as the reinforcement agents. The characteristics of the CMCs were found to be strongly dependent on the type of the sots (infiltrates) and their viscosity, presence of nonreactive fillers in the sol, number of infiltrations, intermediate and final sintering temperatures and in-situ deposition of carbon in the fabricated materials. The CMCs were characterised by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and the three point bend test. SEM indicated fibre pull-out in the fracture surface of the CNICs. The pseudo-ductile character, developed in the CMCs, was evident from the load-elongation curve of the three-point bend test. The carbon-containing CMCs exhibited a modulus value of almost 51 GPa. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd and Techna S.r.l. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sol-gel process; composites; mechanical properties; mullite; structural applications
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Subhra Lahiri
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 12:59
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 05:18

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