Thermal shock resistance of fiber dispersed ZrO2 ceramics - influence of Y2O3 content of matrix -

Ryusuke Harada, Toyokazu Kurushima, Hideki Ishida, Kozo Ishizaki

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Influence of Y2O3 content on the thermal shock resistance of ZrO2Y2O3 ceramics including 12vol% of ZrO2Y2O3 fiber was investigated by varying the content of Y2O3 from 1.5 to 8.0mol%. After specimens were sintered at 1300°, 1400° and 1500°C for 2h, bending strength, fracture toughness, thermal conductivity, and thermal expansion coefficient were measured. Thermal shock resistance was characterized by strength degradation before/after thermal shock experiment (quenching temperature difference: ΔT = 600K), and it was increased as the Y2O3 content was decreased. It is considered that this is due to the decrease in thermal expansion coefficient caused by the increase in monoclinic phase in the matrix, and the increasing of fracture toughness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-59
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Ceramic Society of Japan. International ed.
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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