Design of Ceramic Composite Based on the Impact Resistance and its Machining Application


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An optimum model for the compositional design of advanced ceramic composites is built based on the impact resistance. The relative impact modulus IM0 is defined as an index for the characterization of impact resistance of brittle ceramics. Computer aided optimum technique is used to get the optimum compositions of the material. Results show that the material can be expected to have the highest impact resistance which is nearly 86% higher than that of the pure alumina when the volume fraction of Al2O3, SiC and Ti(C,N) is 72.3%, 14.8% and 12.9%, respectively. An advanced SiC/Ti(C,N)/Al2O3 ceramic composite is then fabricated according to the optimum results. When used as cutting tools, its impact fracture resistance is approximately 71%-76% higher than that of the pure alumina ceramic in the machining of hardened carbon steel. The increment coincides well with that predicted directly from the optimum model. It suggests that the method is feasible in the design and fabrication of ceramic composites especially for machining application.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 336-338)

Edited by:

Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




C. H. Xu and H.Y. Wang, "Design of Ceramic Composite Based on the Impact Resistance and its Machining Application", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 2487-2489, 2007

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April 2007




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