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Title:Processing, microstructure and mechanical properties of alumina platelet reinforced 3Y-TZP and mullite composites
Author(s):Cherian, Isaac Kollenmareth
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kriven, Waltraud M.
Department / Program:Materials Science and Engineering
Discipline:Materials Science and Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Engineering, Materials Science
Abstract:Ceramic matrix composites consisting of mullite and 3Y-TZP containing alumina platelet reinforcements were fabricated by suspension processing and pressureless sintered. The effect of the matrix on the microstructural development in the presence of alumina platelets were characterized. A systematic study of the effect of platelet sizes in the ranges 3-5, 5-10, 10-15 and 15-25 microns on the green and fired microstructures in 3Y-TZP composites were determined using porosimetry and electron microscopy. The mechanical properties of the composites such as fracture strength, fracture toughness and high temperature microhardness as a function of platelet size and volume fractions were determined.
Issue Date:1995
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/22840
Rights Information:Copyright 1995 Cherian, Isaac Kollenmareth
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-05-07
Identifier in Online Catalog:AAI9543555
OCLC Identifier:(UMI)AAI9543555


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