Chapter 37. Improved Contact Damage Resistance of a Si3N4/TiC/SiCwh Composite
- John B. Wachtman Jr
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1988 The American Ceramics Society, Inc.
12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 9/10
How to Cite
Blanchard-Ardid, C. R. and Page, R. A. (2008) Improved Contact Damage Resistance of a Si3N4/TiC/SiCwh Composite, in 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310502.ch37
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1988
Print ISBN: 9780470374818
Online ISBN: 9780470310502
- comcient of friction;
Contact damage resistance poses great problems where ceramics are used as structural components in contact. Therefore, a Si3N4/TiC/SiCwh composite was formulated and tested for improved contact damage resistance. A colloidal filtration technique was used to process optimum homogeneous composite microstructures. Characterization included coefficient of friction, hardness, fracture toughness, and profilometry measurements. The material was shown to provide increased resistance to contact damage with a simultaneous increase in hardness and fracture toughness.