Chapter 63. Parametric Evaluation of Ball Milling of SiC in Water

  1. William Smothers
  1. James D. Kiser,
  2. Thomas P. Herbell and
  3. Marc R. Freedman

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch63

Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Kiser, J. D., Herbell, T. P. and Freedman, M. R. (1985) Parametric Evaluation of Ball Milling of SiC in Water, in Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch63

Author Information

  1. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH 44135

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374337

Online ISBN: 9780470320280

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Keywords:

  • ball milling;
  • SiC;
  • ceramic;
  • grinding;
  • temperature

Summary

A statistically designed experiment was conducted to determine optimum conditions for ball milling α-SiC in water. The influence of pH adjustment, volume percent solids loading, and mill rotational speed on grinding effectiveness was examined. An equation defining the effect of those milling variables on specific surface area was obtained. The volume percent solids loading of the slurry had the greatest influence on the grinding effectiveness in terms of Increase in specific surface area. As grinding effectiveness improved, mill and media wear also increased. Contamination was minimized by use of sintered α-SiC milling hardware.