Oxidation behaviour of SiC/SiC ceramic matrix composites in air

Al Nasiri, Nasrin, Patra, Niranjan, Jayaseelan, Daniel D. and Lee, William E. (2016) Oxidation behaviour of SiC/SiC ceramic matrix composites in air. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 36(14), pp. 3293-3302. ISSN (print) 0955-2219

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Abstract

Oxidation of silicon melt infiltrated SiC/SiC ceramic matrix composites (CMC) was studied in air at 1200–1400 °C for 1, 5, 24 and 48 h. Weight gain and oxide layer thickness measurements revealed the oxidation follows parabolic reaction kinetics with increase in temperature and time. XRD showed the extent of oxide layer (SiO2) formation was greatest after 48 h at 1400 °C: an observation confirmed by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analyses. Oxide layer thickness varied from 1 μm after 48 h at 1200 °C to 8 μm after 48 h at 1400 °C. Oxidation of SiC/SiC composites is both temperature and time dependent with an activation energy of 619 kJ mol−1. BN coatings around SiC fibres showed good resistance to oxidation even after 48 h at 1400 °C.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Metallurgy and materials
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017) > School of Aerospace and Aircraft Engineering
Depositing User: Doni Daniel
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2017 16:20
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2017 16:20
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2016.05.051
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/38394

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