Numéro
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 03, Numéro C7, Novembre 1993
The 3rd European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes
Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés
Page(s) C7-1685 - C7-1691
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/jp4:19937264
The 3rd European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes
Troisiéme Conférence Européenne sur les Matériaux et les Procédés Avancés

J. Phys. IV France 03 (1993) C7-1685-C7-1691

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19937264

Fabrication of Ti/SiCf metal matrix composites by vacuum plasma spraying

Y.Y. ZHAO, P.S. GRANT and B. CANTOR

Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites, Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Parks road, Oxford OX1 3PH, England


Abstract
Ti/SiCf MMC monotapes have been successfully fabricated by vacuum plasma spraying. The as-sprayed MMC monotapes have a uniform fibre distribution, dense matrix and no fibre-matrix interfacial reaction. The effects of processing parameters such as H2 flow rate, plasma current, chamber pressure and spray distance on the monotape temperature, porosity and fibre infiltration have been evaluated quantitatively. The mechanism of fibre infiltration is discussed in detail.



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