Influence of WC particles on the microstructural and mechanical properties of 3 mol% Y2O3 stabilized ZrO2 matrix composites produced by hot pressing


Uenal N., KERN F., Öveçoğlu M. L. , GADOW R.

JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, vol.31, no.13, pp.2267-2275, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 13
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2011.05.032
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2267-2275

Abstract

Yttria stabilized polycrystalline tetragonal zirconia (Y-TZP)-tungsten carbide (WC) composites were fabricated by hot pressing. Yttria (Y2O3) stabilizer content was kept at 3 mol% to ensure the phase structure of the Y-TZP composites to be tetragonal. To increase the moderate hardness of the 3 mol% Y2O3 added TZP structure, hard WC particles were added with various proportions up to 40 vol%. The TZP/WC composites were sintered at different sintering temperatures between 1450 and 1550 degrees C.