Silicon Carbide Bonding for High Temperatures Resistant Joints Part 2 Academic Article uri icon


  • This article is intended to present a follow-up research to joining development for silicon carbide (SiC)-based materials used for structural applications in harsh environments. This article reports results of the authors' continuous study on SiC bonding by the Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) Technique. SiC pipe, disk couples and combination of pipe-disk couples were bonded by the SPS method. In addition, the samples were analyzed non-destructively, by scanning acoustic microscopy and then by light and electron microscopy, while the mechanical properties were measured by the nanoindentation method. High quality bonding was observed, With existence of only a few defects at the interface periphety. SPS proved efficient for bonding different shaped SiC parts, however, an adjustment of bonding parameters due to geometry must be taken into consideration.

publication date

  • January 1, 2013