Chapter 13. Investigation of Microwave Behavior of Silicon Carbide/High Alumina Cement Composites

  1. Ersan Ustundag and
  2. Gary Fischman
  1. K. S. Leiser and
  2. D. E. Clark

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294567.ch13

23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures : A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 3

23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures : A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 3

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Leiser, K. S. and Clark, D. E. (2008) Investigation of Microwave Behavior of Silicon Carbide/High Alumina Cement Composites, in 23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures : A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 20, Issue 3 (eds E. Ustundag and G. Fischman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294567.ch13

Author Information

  1. University of Florida, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Gainesville, FL

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375631

Online ISBN: 9780470294567

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Keywords:

  • silicon carbide;
  • microwave energy;
  • composite;
  • flowable material;
  • thermocouple

Summary

Silicon carbide and high alumina cement composites have been found to be very useful for microwave hybrid heating (MHH). MHH is used to process materials which may be transparent to microwaves at low temperatures, and can be used to achieve better, more uniform properties even in materials that will absorb microwave energy without assistance. Earlier work has found differences in the heating rate of these composites as weight percent of silicon carbide was varied. Potential causes for this behavior are investigated in this study.