Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Keywords : diametrical strength


Mechanical Strength of Silicon Carbide Bonded with Iraqi Clays

Abdul Mutalb Al Sheikh; Shihab Ahmed Zaidan Al- Juboori; Kassim S. Kassim

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2011, Volume 29, Issue 4, Pages 665-676

Two types of Iraqi clays (Kaolin and Bentonite) were used in bonding process
with different weight percentage (5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, and 25%) and with
different particle size from clays and silicon carbide.
The specimens were formed by using low biaxial pressing and two types of
internal lubricants (sodium silicate and the carbon paste) to increase the
specimen's cohesion. These specimens were sintered at various temperatures of
(1100°C, 1200°C, 1300°C, and 1400°C).
Increasing of clay percentage leads to decreasing the porosity. But it leads to
increase mechanical properties (compressive strength, diametrical strength and
bending strength ). Also, the effect of particle size on all properties is studied
together with sintering temperature. All mechanical properties (when bonded SiC
with bentonite) are higher than kaolin bonded SiC.