Resistance Sintering

  • Eugene A. Olevsky
  • Dina V. Dudina


This chapter introduces the basics of resistance sintering, which was an important step in the historical development of electric current-assisted sintering methods. Resistance sintering utilizes heat generated within the powder charge carrying a direct electric current or an alternating current of low frequency and is assisted by pressure when the initial state of the sample is a loose powder. As there is no heat coming from the die, only conductive materials can be sintered by resistance sintering. The die/plunger assemblies used for resistance sintering are described. The issue of temperature distribution within the sample during resistance sintering is discussed based on experiments and modeling.


Resistivity Direct electric current Alternating electric current Modeling Temperature distribution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eugene A. Olevsky
    • 1
  • Dina V. Dudina
    • 2
  1. 1.College of EngineeringSan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Lavrentyev Institute of Hydrodynamics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of SciencesNovosibirskRussia

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