Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals

, Volume 72, Issue 12, pp 3171–3178 | Cite as

Study on Interface Behavior of SiC/SiO2/Al and SiC/Ni/Al

  • Xiaohong WangEmail author
  • Li Wang
  • Xingyu Gao
  • Qiao-gang Hu
  • Mohd Talha
  • Hao Liu
  • Sensen Chai
Technical Paper


High-temperature oxidation and electroless nickel plating are two common surface modification processes to improve the wettability of SiC/Al interface. The structure and properties of SiC/SiO2/Al and SiC/Ni/Al interface layers were studied for the preparation of aluminum alloy drill pipe. Two kinds of 6.5%SiC/Al–Cu–Mg–Zn composite ingot were prepared using vacuum melting/casting method, and the added SiC particles in the composites were modified by high-temperature oxidation and electroless nickel plating, respectively. Analysis of structure demonstrates that the interface structures of composites ingot are SiC/SiO2/Al structure and SiC/Ni/Al structure, respectively. For SiC/SiO2/Al interface structure, a smooth and dense SiO2 film is well bonded to SiC and Al by chemical bonding. For SiC/Ni/Al interface structure, there is a very thin Ni film between SiC and Al and the bonding strength between Ni and Al is not so strong. Results of the performance test of the composites indicate that the tensile strength and compressive strength of the composites with SiC/SiO2/Al interface structure, respectively, increase by 7.51% and 24.90%, compared with the composites ingot with SiC/Ni/Al interface structure.


Surface modification Interface structure SiC/Al composite High-temperature oxidation Electroless nickel plating 



This work was financially supported by the Open Fund Key Laboratory of Oil & Gas Field Material (X151518KCL16) and Chongqing Science and Technology Bureau Fund (CSTC 2017JCYJA1012).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiaohong Wang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Li Wang
    • 1
  • Xingyu Gao
    • 1
  • Qiao-gang Hu
    • 1
  • Mohd Talha
    • 1
  • Hao Liu
    • 1
  • Sensen Chai
    • 2
  1. 1.Materials Science and EngineeringCollege Southwest Petroleum UniversityChengduPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Metallurgy and Materials EngineeringChongqing University of Science and TechnologyChongqingPeople’s Republic of China

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