Chapter 23. Preparation and Characterization of Reaction-Bonded Aluminum Oxide (RBAO) Matrix SiC Particulate Filler Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. A. G. Gesing1,
  2. G. Burger1,
  3. E. Luce1,
  4. N. Claussen2,
  5. S. Wu2 and
  6. N. A. Travitzky2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313008.ch23

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 7/8

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Gesing, A. G., Burger, G., Luce, E., Claussen, N., Wu, S. and Travitzky, N. A. (1990) Preparation and Characterization of Reaction-Bonded Aluminum Oxide (RBAO) Matrix SiC Particulate Filler Composites, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313008.ch23

Author Information

  1. 1

    Alcan International Limited Kingston Research and Development Centre

  2. 2

    Technische Universität Hamburg-Hamburg

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374924

Online ISBN: 9780470313008

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Keywords:

  • ceramic-metal composites;
  • microstructure;
  • aluminum oxide;
  • density;
  • thermal expansion

Summary

A series of ceramic-metal composites was prepared by reaction bonding SiC and Al2O3 particulate fillers with an Al2O3 matrix and pressure infiltrating the residual porosity with Al metal. The reaction-bonding process was monitored by thermogravimetric and dilatometric methods. Composition and microstructure, as well as physical and mechanical properties of the composites, were evaluated for both as-reacted and as-infiltrated materials.