Wet erosion damage of Cr3C2/Al2O3 composite

Ching An Jeng, Jow Lay Huang

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This study focused on investigating the role of interfacial microcracking of injection-molded Cr3C2/Al2O3 composite on the erosion mechanism under an impingement erosion test rig. The surface residual strain (stresses) as well as damage were compared in both airborne and wet erosion. The delays in crack propagation at interfacial or triple points and the crack direction changes were frequently observed in the composite. Spontaneous microcracking induced from sintering process, due to thermal expansion mismatch between alumina and chromium carbide, played a key role in erosion mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1162-1167
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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