Preparation and Properties of Hot Pressed 2D C/SiC Composites


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In this paper a pseudo-HP process, which uses solid powder to transfer pressure to prepare complex shape articles, was adopted to prepare 2D C/SiC composites. Nano-SiC powder was used to lower the sintering temperature, thus decreasing the damage to carbon fibers. The optimum processing parameters are as follows: sintering temperature 1850°C, holding time 60min, sintering pressure 10MPa. The maximum strength is over 300MPa, and toughness is around 8MPa·m1/2. BN powder is more lubricous than carbon powder, and thus is more convenient for demoulding and pressure transferring. Precursor Infiltration and Pyrolysis (PIP) was used to further densify the composites after HP process, and strength and toughness of the samples were slightly enhanced.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 368-372)

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Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




H. F. Hu et al., "Preparation and Properties of Hot Pressed 2D C/SiC Composites", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 1047-1049, 2008

Online since:

February 2008




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