标题：Evolution mechanisms of high temperature mechanical properties and microstructures of Al2O3/SiCw/TiCn nanocomposite materials
作者：Zhao, Bin; Liu, Hanlian; Huang, Chuanzhen; Wang, Jun; Cheng, Moli; Zhan, Qingpo
作者机构：[Zhao, Bin; Liu, Hanlian; Huang, Chuanzhen; Cheng, Moli; Zhan, Qingpo] Shandong Univ, Sch Mech Engn, Ctr Adv Jet Engn Technol CaJET, Jinan 250061, Sha 更多
通讯作者：Liu, HL;Wang, J
通讯作者地址：[Liu, HL]Shandong Univ, Sch Mech Engn, Ctr Adv Jet Engn Technol CaJET, Jinan 250061, Shandong, Peoples R China;[Wang, J]UNSW, Sch Mech & Mfg Engn, Syd 更多
来源：JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS
关键词：High temperature mechanical properties; Al2O3/SiC; Nanocomposites; materials; Microstructures
摘要：The addition of nanoparticles can greatly improve the mechanical properties of ceramic materials at room temperature, but the research on the toughening and strengthening effect of nanoparticles at high temperature is less reported. In this paper, the evolution law and evolution mechanisms of the mechanical properties including Vickers hardness, fracture toughness and flexural strength as well as elastic modulus of TiC nanoparticles dispersed Al2O3/SiCw ceramic materials (Al2O3/SiCw/TiCn) at high temperature (up to 1200 degrees C) were meticulously investigated compared with those of Al2O3/SiCw. The results showed that the Vickers hardness and fracture toughness of Al2O3/SiCw/TiCn were higher than those of Al2O3/SiCw ceramic materials at both room and elevated temperature. Although the flexural strength of the Al2O3/SiCw ceramic materials was improved by the addition of nanoparticles at room temperature, the intergranular fracture tended to occur along the refined matrix grains at high temperature, resulting in lower high temperature flexural strength of Al2O3/SiCw/TiCn composite. The Vickers hardness of both the two composites decreased with increasing temperature (20-1000 degrees C). At 1000 degrees C, the hot hardness of the composite with TiC nanoparticles addition was still maintained 68.4% of hardness at room temperature. The fracture toughness of the two composites decreased rapidly from 900 degrees C above but increased to a peak at 1200 degrees C. The addition of TiC nanoparticles played a positive role for improving the hot hardness and high temperature fracture toughness, but was not conducive to the high temperature flexural strength. (c) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.