Chapter 10. Alumina-SiC Whisker Composites
- William J. Smothers
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1986 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
Proceedings of the 13th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 9/10
How to Cite
Tiegs, T. N. and Becher, P. F. (2008) Alumina-SiC Whisker Composites, in Proceedings of the 13th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 9/10 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320358.ch10
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1986
Print ISBN: 9780470374689
Online ISBN: 9780470320358
- whisker composites;
- fracture toughness;
- fracture strength
Alumina-SiC whisker composites were fabricated by conventional powder processing techniques and densified by either hot pressing or pressureless sintering. Thermal shock resistance, oxidation behavior, fracture strength, and fracture toughness of the composites were determined. The development of alumina-SiC whisker composites for automotive applications is proceeding. At the present time, substantial improvements in the fracture toughness and strength compared to monolithic alumina have been demonstrated.