Mechanical properties of SiC-AlN-Y2O3 composites (SiC 50%wt-AlN 50%wt), pressureless-sintered with an innovative and cost-effective method, were determined before and after oxidation performed at 1300°C for 1h. As a consequence of the oxidative treatment, fracture toughness increased from 4.6 MPa m1/2 to 6.6 MPa m1/2, flexural strength from 420 MPa to 488 MPa, Weibull modulus from 4.5 to 5.3 and thermal shock resistance (expressed as critical temperature difference) from 310°C to 380°C. First of all, these results demonstrated that a pre-oxidation treatment is needed to increase the mechanical resistance and reliability of SiC-AlN-Y 2O3 components. Secondarily, the beneficial effects of the oxidation on the mechanical properties could be explained in terms of compressive residual stresses and crack healing ability.
|Titolo:||Effects of Oxidation on the Mechanical Properties of Pressureless-Sintered SiC-AlN-Y2O3 Composites obtained without Powder Bed|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1-gen-2009|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|