ARTÍCULO

Characterization of CVD bonded Tyranno® fibers oxidized at high temperatures

Autores: Remirez de Esparza, N.; Cocera, N.; Vazquez, L.; Alkorta Barragán, Jon; Ocaña Arizcorreta, Ibon; Sánchez Moreno, José Manuel (Autor de correspondencia)
Título de la revista: JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY
ISSN: 0002-7820
Volumen: 97
Número: 12
Páginas: 3958 - 3966
Fecha de publicación: 2014
Resumen:
The oxidation of highly porous ceramic matrix composites (PCMCs) based on different Tyranno® fibers has been analyzed by means of thermogravimetry and electron microscopy. Both uncoated fibers and PCMC materials exhibit parabolic kinetics between 900°C and 1250°C, these being faster for Ti-doped than for Zr-doped Tyranno fibers. Oxide layers in Ti-doped fibers are porous and partially crystalline, whereas in Zr-doped materials a significant fraction of relatively coarse ß-SiC grains is still found embedded in the amorphous silica matrix. On the other hand, the CVD-SiC coatings exhibit higher oxidation rates from the outer surface than from the inner one, a phenomenon that has been associated not only with the more difficult access of oxygen to the inner face but also with the highly <111> textured structure of these coatings, for which very different oxidation rates have been published for the inward and outward directions. Cracking phenomena observed above 1100°C for long dwelling times do not lead to an acceleration of the oxidation process, which could be due to the simultaneous crystallization of the amorphous silica layers