Microstructural Characterization and Thermal Properties of Aluminium Titanate/Porcelain Ceramic Matrix Composites
M. Sacli, U. Onen, T. Boyraz
Cumhuriyet University, Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Sivas, Türkiye
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Porcelain represents one of the most complex ceramics, formulated from a mix of clay, feldspar and quartz, sintered at temperatures between 1200°C and 1400°C, to form: a glass-ceramic composite. Aluminium titanate (Al2TiO5) exhibits extremely good thermal shock resistance and low thermal conductivity, coupled with good chemical resistance in molten metals. In the present work, aluminium titanate/porcelain ceramics composites with different percentages of Al2TiO5 was prepared using powder metallurgy techniques. The microstructural, mechanical and thermal properties were characterized using XRD, SEM, dilatometer and a hardness meter. Thermal shock resistance behaviour under water quenching of the as-prepared ceramics was also evaluated. The results have revealed that the addition of aluminium titanate to porcelain matrix improves the properties of the aluminium titanate/porcelain ceramics.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.127.1133
PACS numbers: 81.05.Mh.