Zirconia powders containing 3mol% Y2O3 were mixed with SiC powders or SiC whiskers by ball-milling and were uniaxially pressed at 10MPa prior to cold isostatic pressing at 200MPa. The green bodies were sintered at 1450 and 1500°C for 1-18 hours under a stream of 95vol%He-5vol%CO gas, and then were hot isostatically pressed at 1450°C and 150MPa for 1 hour in an Ar gas atmosphere. The density of HIPed bodies increased with increasing that of presintered bodies. The presintered bodies of Y-TZP/2.5vol%SiC particle composites with a relative density above 93% could be densified to almost fully theoretical density by HIPing. The bending strength of the Y-TZP/SiC(particle) and Y-TZP/SiC(whisker) composites increased by hot isostatic pressing, while the values of the Weibull modulus did not increase.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Funtai Oyobi Fummatsu Yakin/Journal of the Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy|
|Publication status||Published - 1990 Sep|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metals and Alloys