Research about the Porous Ceramics of Al2O3-TiB2 System by SHS Method
Porous ceramics composite was prepared with mixed powders (Al, TiO2 and B2O3) by SHS (Self-propagating High-temperature Synthesis) method. The effects of the particle size of aluminum power, the additives of SiC and the compacting pressure on the product properties and the pore size, as well as the combustion process in the Al2O3-TiB2 system were researched. The effects of all factors on properties of the product were tested in this paper. The microstructure and mechanical properties (density and compressive resistance strength) were reported. It is learnt from the study that the relation between the open porosity and the pore size does not exist, the former depends on the green density, and the latter depends on the particle size of the aluminum powder. The porous ceramic composite with porosity is ranged from 45% to 68%, pore size is ranged from 1um to 400um, and the compressive strength is about 9.5 MPa. SEM observations of fracture surface suggest that the fracture mode is brittle fracture, and the microstructures of the porous of ceramic composite is very homogenous.
B. L. He et al., "Research about the Porous Ceramics of Al2O3-TiB2 System by SHS Method", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 66-68, pp. 688-691, 2011