Chapter 35. Cast Joining Between SiC and Aluminum

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Kenji Sato1 and
  2. Yutaka Kagawa2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310588.ch35

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 9/10

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Sato, K. and Kagawa, Y. (1989) Cast Joining Between SiC and Aluminum, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310588.ch35

Author Information

  1. 1

    Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technical Center 3-13-10 Nishigaoka, Kita-ku, Tokyo 115 Japan

  2. 2

    Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology The University of Tokyo 4-6-1 Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153 Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374870

Online ISBN: 9780470310588

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Keywords:

  • thermal fatigue;
  • ceramic malrir composites;
  • cyclic temperatures;
  • thermal degradation;
  • thermomechanical fatigue

Summary

A simple cast joining process between reaction-bonded SiC and aluminum has been investigated. Processing variables to obtain strong bonding strength were examined. Metallurgical observation showed that an SiC particle/Al-Si alloy composite layer was formed between RB-SiC and solidified aluminum, and Al4C3 was formed between the SiC particle, in the composite layer, and the Al-Si alloy matrix. Formation of Al4C3 and the composite layer was controlled by casting temperature and time, respectively. The bonding strength increased with decreasing of an unjoined area which formed at the joined surface.