Improving the thermal shock resistance of zirconium diboride ceramics
Keywords and Phrases
Reactive hot pressing
"This research has focused on improving the thermal shock resistance of zirconium diboride (ZrB₂) based ceramics. Despite the development of ZrB₂-based materials for their use in high temperature applications, the thermal shock properties have not been investigated extensively. Materials expected to be used in ultra-high temperature environments (i.e. rocket propulsion and hypersonic flight) will be required to maintain structural integrity despite the extreme temperatures and heating rates associated with these applications. The fundamental hypothesis of this Ph.D. study is to determine if the introduction of a ZrB₂-based ceramic into a functionally engineered fibrous monolith composite improves thermal shock resistance"--Abstract, leaf .
Van Aken, David C.
Smith, Jeffrey D.
Dharani, Lokeswarappa R.
Materials Science and Engineering
Ph. D. in Ceramic Engineering
Council of National Research (Italy) - Institute of Science and Technology in Ceramics (CNR-ISTEC)
University of Missouri--Rolla
Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation
- Fabrication and properties of reactively hot pressed ZrB₂-SiC ceramics
- Thermophysical properties of ZrB₂-based ceramics
- Thermal shock resistance of ZrB₂ and ZrB₂-30% SiC
- Thermal shock resistance and fracture behavior of ZrB₂-based fibrous monolith ceramics
xv, 173 leaves
© 2007 James William Zimmermann, All rights reserved.
Dissertation - Citation
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Materials at high temperatures
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Link to Catalog Record
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Zimmermann, James W., "Improving the thermal shock resistance of zirconium diboride ceramics" (2007). Doctoral Dissertations. 1748.