Refractories and Industrial Ceramics

, Volume 60, Issue 2, pp 168–173 | Cite as

Evaluation of the Crack Resistance of Reactive Sintered Composite Boron Carbide-Based Materials

  • S. N. PerevislovEmail author

The results of studying the crack resistance of reaction-sintered B4C–SiC composite materials impregnated with liquid silicon with identification and fracture methods are presented. With an increase in the amount of B4C in the reaction-sintered material, its fragility increases. The crack resistance of the material can be increased from 3.40 to 4.02 MPa·m1/2 (when tested by different methods) by adding to the composite material up to 30 wt.% SiC. The material is destroyed mainly by the intercrystalline (intergranular) mechanism. Ceramics containing more than 90 wt.% B4C, is partially destroyed by the transcrystalline mechanism.


boron carbide silicon carbide reaction sintering siliconization crack resistance physical and mechanical properties material destruction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.I. V. Grebenshchikov Institute of Silicate Chemistry of the Russian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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