Preparation and Mechanical Properties of C/SiC Joints with Pins or Bolts
C/SiC substrates and M3 bolts were prepared by precursor infiltration and pyrolysis (PIP) process firstly, then the joints with four joining methods (2 φ3mm soft pins, S-A; 2 M3 bolts, S-B; 2 φ3mm soft pins plus 8 φ1mm soft pins, S-C; 2 M3 bolts plus 8 φ1mm soft pins, S-D) were assembled, finally several PIP cycles were continued to finish densification. The influences of different joining methods and PIP cycles (3 or 6) on the stripping properties of C/SiC joints were investigated, and the fracture modes were analyzed. The stripping loads of the joints adopting 6 PIP cycles are almost two to six times the values adopting 3 PIP cycles, and the corresponding fracture modes are pins or bolts rupture and pull-out, respectively. When adopting 3 PIP cycles, the bearing ability of the joints with bolts (S-B and S-D) is about 51% higher than that of joints with pins (S-A and S-C), but when adopting 6 PIP cycles, the values with pins (S-A and S-C) is about 67% higher than that with bolts (S-B and S-D). Besides, the introduction of φ1mm pins enhances the bearing ability of the joints with 3 and 6 PIP cycles about 45% and 14%, respectively.
Chunliang Zhang and Liangchi Zhang
G. D. Li et al., "Preparation and Mechanical Properties of C/SiC Joints with Pins or Bolts", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 531-532, pp. 377-382, 2013