Roy, Sujit Kumar and Ghosh, Samir Kumar (2004) Reaction processing of interpenetrating phase Al2O3/Al composite: synthesis, microstructure and mechanical properties. Transactions of the Indian Ceramic Society, 63 (4). pp. 219-225. ISSN 0371-750X

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Dense Al2O3/Al composites containing three-dimensionally interconnected ceramic and metallic phases were fabricated by a displacement reaction between solid silica glass rods and molten aluminium. These composites consist of about 69% Al2O3 and 31% Al by volume. Their mechanical properties, namely, compressive strength, bend strength and microhardness are de-termined by the conventional procedures. The experimentally obtained data are compared with the theoretically derived one-point method. Elastic modulus, as determined by flexure testing, falls outside the Voigt-Reuss bounds. Although the two phases are interconnected in the composites to form an interpenetrating microstructure, the metallic phase is found to govern the modulus. Thermal treatments during fabrication and the interpenetrating microstructure strongly influence both the compressive and flexural strengths and the hardness of the final composite

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Ceramic-Metal Systems
Depositing User: Subhra Lahiri
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2012 09:26
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2015 07:02

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