Microstructure, mechanical properties and machining performance of hot-pressed Al2O3 - ZrO2 - TiC composites

M. Grigoriev, N. Kotelnikov, S. Buyakova, S. Kulkov

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The effect of adding nanocrystalline ZrO2 and submicron TiC to ultrafine Al2O3 on mechanical properties and the microstructure of the composites developed by hot pressing was investigated. It was shown that by means of hot pressing in an argon atmosphere at a sintering temperature of 1500 °C one can obtain the composites Al2O3 - ZrO2 - TiC with a fine structure and minimal porosity. It has been shown that in material a multi-scale hierarchical structure is formed, which possesses high physical and mechanical properties: the hardness and fracture toughness was 21.5 GPa and 5.2 MPa∗m1/2 respectively, the modulus of elasticity was 500 GPa and bending strength was 390 MPa. Tests on composites' cutting properties were carried out on interrupted cutting of hardened steel. All samples had wear of the cutting edge in the form of chips of the grain rear working surface of the tool, but the cutting tool which was made by Al2O3 - 10% ZrO2 - 10% TiC had a minimum width of wear.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012002
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 3 Mar 2016
EventInternational Conference on Advanced Materials and New Technologies in Modern Materials Science 2015, AMNT 2015 - Tomsk, Russian Federation
Duration: 9 Nov 201511 Nov 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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