Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Online ISSN : 1348-6535
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Damage and wear resistance of Al2O3–SiC microcomposites with hard and elastic properties
Hawsawi ELYASTae Woo KIMByung-Koog JANGKee Sung LEE
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2018 Volume 126 Issue 1 Pages 21-26


Al2O3–SiC composites with different SiC contents of 0–10 wt % were fabricated and the effects on damage and wear resistance investigated. The composites were fabricated using spark plasma sintering at 1600°C in a partial vacuum (80 MPa). Hertzian indentation evaluations using a spherical indenter indicated that the hardness of the composite is improved by SiC addition. Wear resistance evaluated using the ball-on-disk method showed enhanced wear resistance for the composites, even when SiC addition was less than 2 wt %. Thus, Al2O3 ceramics exhibited significantly improved damage and wear resistance, even though SiC addition was as small as 2 wt %.

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