High and Room Temperature Mechanical Evaluation of SiC Ceramics with Alumina and Rare Earth Oxides Additions

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In this work, the mechanical properties of SiC samples with (5 wt%) alumina and (5 wt%) rare earth oxides (REO) additions were investigated at room and high temperatures. The possibility of using REO instead of pure yttria could bring cost reductions to obtain sintered SiC ceramics. The powders were mixed, milled, sieved and hot-pressed at 1800°C in argon atmosphere. Hardness and fracture toughness were evaluated at room temperature. The compressive creep behavior was carried out under stress range from 150 to 300MPa and temperatures of 1300, 1350 and 1400°C. After creep tests, the surface analysis of the samples by XRD and SEM showed indications of oxidation reactions, cavity and cracking. The possible creep mechanisms activated in this system were diffusion, grain boundary sliding and cavitation

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Periodical:

Materials Science Forum (Volumes 591-593)

Edited by:

Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho

Pages:

593-597

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.591-593.593

Citation:

M.K. Hwang et al., "High and Room Temperature Mechanical Evaluation of SiC Ceramics with Alumina and Rare Earth Oxides Additions", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 591-593, pp. 593-597, 2008

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August 2008

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