Fabrication of SiC/SiC Composites by Reaction Sintering Process

반응소결법에 의한 SiC/SiC 복합재료의 제조

  • 이상필 (동의대학교 기계.산업시스템공학부) ;
  • 윤한기 (동의대학교 기계.산업시스템공학부) ;
  • Published : 2001.11.01


Hi-Nicalon SiC fiber reinforced SiC composites (SiC/SiC) have been fabricated by the reaction sintering process. Braided Hi-Nicalon SiC fiber with double interphases of BN and SiC was used in this composite system. The microstructures and the mechanical properties of reaction sintered SiC/SiC composites were investigated through means of electron microscopies (SEM, TEM, EDS) and bending tests. The matrix morphology of reaction sintered SiC/SiC composites was composed of the SiC phases that the composition of the silicon and the carbon is different. The TEM analysis showed that the residual silicon and the unreacted carbon were finely distributed in the matrix region of reaction sintered SiC/SiC composites. Reaction sintered SiC/SiC composites also represented proper flexural strength and fracture energy, accompanying the noncatastrophic failure behavior.