Microstructure and High Temperature Strength Characteristics of Unidirectionally Solidified Al2 O3 /GdAlO3 Eutectic Composite
Enploying unidirectional solidification, Al2O3/GdAlO3(Gadolinium Aluminum Perovskite:GAP) eutectic composite was fabricated. The Al2O3/GAP eutectic composite obtained has a flexural strength of over 600Mpa above 1500C. The composite also showed plastic deformation above 1550C on the flexural test. The effect of microstructure on mechanical strength at high temperature was investigated. Al2O3/GAP eutectic composites having different microstructure were fabricated by controlling the temperature gradient on unidirectional solidification. It was found that the flexural strength at high temperature of the composite became higher with refining the microstructure.
T. Ohji, T. Sekino and K. Niihara
H. Ohtsubo et al., "Microstructure and High Temperature Strength Characteristics of Unidirectionally Solidified Al2 O3 /GdAlO3 Eutectic Composite", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 317-318, pp. 437-440, 2006