Reactive Synthesis and Mechanical Properties of ZrB2-SiC-ZrC Composites
ZrB2-SiC based composites with 0,5 and 15 vol% addition of ZrC were synthesized via reactive hot pressing at 1800°C using Zr, Si and B4C as raw materials. The mechanical properties of the composites were investigated. The composite of ZSC15 that contained 15 vol% of ZrC has the highest hardness. ZSC5 with 5 vol% of ZrC owns a most homogenous microstructure and the highest fracture toughness and flexural strength.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
W. W. Wu et al., "Reactive Synthesis and Mechanical Properties of ZrB2-SiC-ZrC Composites", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 368-372, pp. 1758-1760, 2008