Interface structure and mechanical properties of Al2O3-20 vol% ZrO2-20 vol% SiCWceramic composite

F. Ye, T. C. Lei, Q. C. Meng, Y. Zhou, Jiyan Dai

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The microstructure, mechanical properties, fracture behaviour and toughening mechanisms of Al2O3-20 vol% ZrO2(2 mol% Y2O3)-20 vol% SiCWceramic matrix composite were investigated by X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopies, energy dispersive analysis of X-rays, high-resolution electron microscopy techniques and three-point bending tests. The results show that the Al2O3matrix is simultaneously strengthened and toughened by both ZrO2particles and SiC whiskers. The interfacial amorphous layers between SiC whiskers and ZrO2, and Al2O3grains were observed by both TEM dark-field and high-resolution electron microscopy techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4549-4555
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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