Fabrication and Mechanical Property of ZrC/Cr2AlC Composites

XU Wei-Min1 LI Shi-Bo1 HU Shu-Jun1 JIANG Ji-Peng1 YU Wen-Bo1 ZHOU Yang1

(1.Center of Materials Science and Engineering, School of Mechanical and Electronic Control Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, Beijing, China 100044)

【Abstract】Cr2AlC is a representative material in MAX phase family due to its combination of metallic and ceramic properties such as high electrical conductivity, high thermal conductivity, resistance to corrosion, good oxidation resistance. To further improve the performance of Cr2AlC, ZrC as a reinforcement was selected to reinforce Cr2AlC matrix composites by hot pressing technique. The influence of ZrC content on the mechanical property of ZrC/Cr2AlC composites was investigated. The results showed that the 10 vol% ZrC/Cr2AlC composite improved the flexural strength (715 MPa) and Vickers hardness (7 GPa) by 80% and 106%, respectively, as compared with those of the pure Cr2AlC material. The data from this study indicate that Cr2AlC MAX possesses broad application potential.

【Keywords】 ZrC/Cr2AlC; composite; mechanical property; microstructure;


【Funds】 National Natural Science Foundation of China (51772020) Beijing Municipal Natural Science Foundation (2182058)

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CN: 31-1363/TQ

Vol 35, No. 01, Pages 61-64

January 2020


Article Outline


  • 1 Experimental methods
  • 2 Results and analysis
  • 3 Conclusions
  • References