Characterization of Composites Based on 316 Stainless Steel and Zirconia for Use as Functionally Graded Materials


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Functionally graded materials (FGM) based on stainless steel and ceramic materials have inspired researchers to combine properties and features which are not present in conventional composites, and are considered to be an alternative in the production of motors parts, cutting tools and coatings for reactors. The addition of metal and ceramic in a graded structure allows the integration of distinct properties that combine advantages of metallic and ceramic materials. Ceramic components withstand high temperatures and present high corrosion resistance, while metallic ones provide higher mechanical resistance, in particular ultimate tensile strength and fracture toughness. In this work, composites with variable levels of 316 Stainless Steel and Ytria-stabilized Zirconia, were prepared and characterized, in order to determine the thermal behavior of each composition, aiming the optimization of sintering of pieces with chemical composition gradation.



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Francisco Ambrozio Filho and Aloisio Nelmo Klein




V. L. Arantes et al., "Characterization of Composites Based on 316 Stainless Steel and Zirconia for Use as Functionally Graded Materials", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 802, pp. 120-124, 2014

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December 2014




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