Study on stress relaxation behavior of silicon carbide by BSR method

Kazuma Abe, Shuhei Nogami, Akira Hasegawa, Takashi Nozawa, Tatsuya Hinoki

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Bend stress relaxation (BSR) experiment at temperatures of 600-1400 °C for 1-100 h was performed on the two types of highly crystallized monolithic silicon carbide (SiC) produced by chemically vapor deposition (CVD) and liquid phase sintering (LPS) methods. Both materials exhibited similar time-dependent trend of stress relaxation. The BSR ratio dropped rapidly during the first hour of the tests and then decreased gradually in the higher temperature tests. The CVD-SiC and the LPS-SiC showed good thermal creep resistance at the expected operating temperature (about 600-1000 °C) of fusion blanket using SiC fiber-reinforced SiC matrix (SiC/SiC) composite. On the other hand, the BSR ratio of those two materials, especially of the LPS-SiC, dropped steeply at the temperatures of 1200-1400 °C. The activation energy of the stress relaxation calculated by a cross-cut method increased with the temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)356-358
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nuclear Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)


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