Journal article

Initial-Stage Hot-Pressing Of Sic Fibre/Ti Monotapes

The initial compaction under uniaxial hot-pressing conditions of titanium monotapes containing silicon carbide fibres is studied for variable matrix/fibre volume ratio, temperature (800-950 degrees C) and compaction stress (10-40 MPa). The matrix compaction rate is predominantly affected by the latter two variables, less by temperature. The sample pore structure is strongly influenced by the preform packing characteristics including fibre-to-matrix volume ratio and irregularities in fibre arrangements.


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