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Effect of SiC Fiber Content in Silicon Carbide Material on Its Mechanical Properties


SiC materials are obtained by impregnating a porous workpiece consisting of silicon carbide and carbon with liquid silicon. In the composition of the material, at the stage of preparation of charge compositions, up to 18 vol % SiCf is introduced, reinforcing the material and giving it a high level of mechanical characteristics. With an increase in the fiber content (>10 vol % SiCf), the density decreases and the strength of the material decreases; nevertheless, its crack resistance increases. The maximum value of the critical stress intensity factor is recorded for a material containing 15 vol % SiCfK1C = 6.0 ± 0.2 MPa m1/2

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The work was partially performed using the equipment of the Engineering Center of the St. Petersburg State Technical Institute (Technical University).


This study was supported through a grant of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research as part of scientific project no. 18-29-17013/20.

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Perevislov, S.N., Apukhtina, T.L., Lysenkov, A.S. et al. Effect of SiC Fiber Content in Silicon Carbide Material on Its Mechanical Properties. Glass Phys Chem 48, 54–60 (2022).

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  • silicon carbide
  • fibers
  • reinforcement
  • mechanical characteristics
  • crack resistance