Mechanical Performances of ZTM/SiC Nanocomposite Optimized through Composition and Microstructure Tailoring
SiC/ZTM nanocomposites were prepared, and the influence of nanosized SiC addition on the microstructure and mechanical properties were investigated. It was found that the addition of nanosized SiC significantly retarded the matrix grain growth, making the microstructure much finer and more uniform. This led to a significant improvement in the mechanical properties. And further enhancement in the mechanical property can be achieved through the addition of mullite seeds in the starting powder and improving the distribution homogeneity of SiC nanoparticles in the matrix.
Byungsei Jun, Hyungsun Kim, Chanwon Lee, Soo Wohn Lee
X. H. Jin et al., "Mechanical Performances of ZTM/SiC Nanocomposite Optimized through Composition and Microstructure Tailoring ", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 569, pp. 89-92, 2008