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Processing, Microstructure, And Mechanical Properties Of Zirconium Diboride-Molybdenum Disilicide Ceramics And Dual Composite Architectures, Ryan Joseph Grohsmeyer Jan 2017

Processing, Microstructure, And Mechanical Properties Of Zirconium Diboride-Molybdenum Disilicide Ceramics And Dual Composite Architectures, Ryan Joseph Grohsmeyer

Doctoral Dissertations

"This research had two objectives: characterization of processing-microstructure-mechanical property relationships of conventional ZrB2-MoSi2 ceramics at room temperature (RT) and 1500⁰C in air, and fabrication of ZrB2-MoSi2 dual composite architectures (DCAs) for use near 1500⁰C. Elastic moduli, fracture toughness, and flexure strength were measured at RT and 1500⁰C for 15 ZrB2-MoSi2 ceramics hot pressed using fine, medium, or coarse ZrB2 starting powder with 5-70 vol.% MoSi2, referred to as FX, MX, and CX respectively where X is the nominal MoSi2 content. MoSi2 decomposed during sintering, resulting in microstructures ...