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Effects of Titania-Silicon Carbide Additives on The Phase Development and Properties of Sintered Mullite-Carbon Composite

Version 1 : Received: 2 September 2017 / Approved: 4 September 2017 / Online: 4 September 2017 (06:37:14 CEST)

How to cite: Aramide, F.O.; Popoola, P.A. Effects of Titania-Silicon Carbide Additives on The Phase Development and Properties of Sintered Mullite-Carbon Composite. Preprints 2017, 2017090008 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201709.0008.v1). Aramide, F.O.; Popoola, P.A. Effects of Titania-Silicon Carbide Additives on The Phase Development and Properties of Sintered Mullite-Carbon Composite. Preprints 2017, 2017090008 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201709.0008.v1).

Abstract

The effects of the additives (silicon carbide and titania) and sintering temperatures on the phases developed, physical and mechanical properties of sintered mullite-carbon ceramic composite produced from kaolin and graphite was investigated. The kaolin and graphite of known mineralogical composition were thoroughly blended with 5 and 3 (vol.) % silicon carbide and titania respectively. From the homogeneous mixture of kaolin, graphite and titania, standard samples were prepared via uniaxial compaction. The test samples produced were subjected to firing (sintering) at 1300˚C, 1400˚C and 1500˚C. The sintered samples were characterized for the developed phases using x‐ray diffractometry analysis, microstructural morphology using ultra‐high resolution field emission scanning electron microscope (UHRFEGSEM). Various physical and mechanical properties were determined. It was observed that the addition of SiC/TiO2 additives to the samples made them to possess very low oxidation indices .This also resulted in improvement in the bulk densities and cold crushing strength of the sample when compared with those without additives. It was concluded that the addition of SiC/TiO2 additives improves on the high temperature oxidation resistance of the mullite-carbon ceramic composite sample.

Subject Areas

titania; kaolin; carbon; sintering temperatures; phases developed; sintered ceramic composite

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