Mechanical properties of SiC-AlN-Y2O3 composites (SiC 50%wt-AlN 50%wt), pressureless-sintered with an innovative and cost-effective method, were determined before and after oxidation performed at 1300°C for 1h. As a consequence of the oxidative treatment, fracture toughness increased from 4.6 MPa m1/2 to 6.6 MPa m1/2, flexural strength from 420 MPa to 488 MPa, Weibull modulus from 4.5 to 5.3 and thermal shock resistance (expressed as critical temperature difference) from 310°C to 380°C. First of all, these results demonstrated that a pre-oxidation treatment is needed to increase the mechanical resistance and reliability of SiC-AlN-Y 2O3 components. Secondarily, the beneficial effects of the oxidation on the mechanical properties could be explained in terms of compressive residual stresses and crack healing ability.
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||Corrosion, Wear, Fatigue, and Reliability of Ceramics - 32nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites - , United States|
Duration: 1 Jan 2009 → …
|Conference||Corrosion, Wear, Fatigue, and Reliability of Ceramics - 32nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites|
|Period||1/1/09 → …|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry
Magnani, G., Beaulardi, L., & Trentini, E. (2009). Effects of oxidation on the mechanical properties of pressureless-sintered SiC-AlN-Y. Paper presented at Corrosion, Wear, Fatigue, and Reliability of Ceramics - 32nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, United States.