Masters Theses

Title

Reaction processing of ultra-high temperature W/Ta₂C cermets

Alternative Title

Reaction processing of ultra high temperature tungsten tantalum carbide cermets

Abstract

"Current aerospace application designs are limited by material systems which are well developed and understood. Current materials can not withstand the longer thrust times and hotter burning propellants that designers would like to use. A promising solution to current material needs is composites of metals and ceramics (cermets). Among these new materials, cermets of refractory metals such as W or Ta and ultra high temperature ceramics (UHTC's) are very promising. Much of the current research in cermets has focused on processing routes that require pressure assisted sintering. Pressure assisted sintering compared to most other ceramic processing methods is costly and limits parts to simple geometries (e.g. right cylinders) and modest size (diameters <36 cm). Reactive processing was successfully employed to produce dense W/Ta₂C cermets."--Abstract, leaf iv.

Advisor(s)

Hilmas, Greg

Committee Member(s)

Smith, Jeffrey D.
Fahrenholtz, William

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Ceramic Engineering

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2008

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Mechanical properties of reactively processed W/Ta₂C composites

Pagination

xi, 87 leaves

Rights

© 2008 Melissa Christine Teague, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Carbides
Ceramic metals
Metallic composites
Tantalum
Tungsten

Thesis Number

T 9417

Print OCLC #

299043319

Link to Catalog Record

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