Physical Properties of Alumina-Boron Carbide Whisker/Particle Composites
The alumina-boron carbide composites were prepared by sintering and hot pressing. the mechanical properties of hot pressed alumina-boron carbide composites are better than the inherent alumina matrix. a maximum fracture toughness, KIC, of 7.26 MPa·m1/2 is achieved for alumina-boron carbide whisker composites as is a 47% increase in flexural strength. the fracture toughness is dependent on the volume fraction of boron carbide. the lower thermal expansion coefficient of the composites as a function of boron carbide whisker content is shown.
J. Liu and P. D. Ownby, "Physical Properties of Alumina-Boron Carbide Whisker/Particle Composites," Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, vol. 12, no. 7/8, pp. 1245-1253, Wiley-Blackwell, Jul 1991.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/9780470313831.ch25
15th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials (1991: Jan. 13-16, Cocoa Beach, FL)
Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Alumina; Isotropic; Carbide; Methanol; Microstructure
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