The influence of ZrC content on the tensile deformation behavior and fracture strength of ZrCp/W composites in a temperature range of 800–1400 °C was investigated. Both of the non-linear feature of the stress–strain curve and the rupture strain of the composites decreased with increasing ZrC content from 20 to 50 vol% in all the tested temperatures. The maximum ultimate tensile strength of each ZrCp/W composite was found in the temperature range of 1000–1200 °C. With increasing ZrC content from 20 to 50 vol%, the maximum ultimate tensile strength of the ZrCp/W composite was decreased due to the porosity increase and the plasticity decrease of the composite although ZrC enhanced the tungsten matrix via load transferring and blocking dislocation movement in tungsten matrix.
|Translated title of the contribution||Influence of ZrC content on the elevated temperature tensile properties of ZrCp/W composites|
|Pages (from-to)||1805 - 1811|
|Journal||Materials Science and Engineering: A|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2011|