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Effect of Porosity on Structure, Young's Modulus, and Thermal Conductivity of SiC Foams by Direct Foaming and Gelcasting

Jana, Dulal Chandra and Sundararajan, Govindan and Chattopadhyay, Kamanio (2016) Effect of Porosity on Structure, Young's Modulus, and Thermal Conductivity of SiC Foams by Direct Foaming and Gelcasting. In: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, 100 (1). pp. 312-322.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jace.14544

Abstract

The study demonstrates the aqueous processing of solid-state-sintered SiC foams by gelcasting technique. Aside from increasing strength of green bodies, gelcasting monomers were the source of carbon additive which helped in sintering of SiC foams. Sintered foams with the relative density (RD) between 0.44 and 0.11 were processed by direct foaming of SiC slurries followed by gelcasting and sintering. Structural analysis by X-ray tomography showed the presence of spherical pores with bimodal pore size distribution and the proportion of large size cell and their interconnectivity increased in low RD foams. SEM study revealed that decreased RD resulted in gradual changes in the strut microstructure from the grains with faceted interface to smooth interfaced grains. The analysis of changes in Young's modulus and thermal conductivity with RD were in agreement with the Ashby model for open cell foams.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the WILEY-BLACKWELL, 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2017 04:39
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 04:39
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/56388

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