Microstructural characterization and thermal properties of aluminium titanate/porcelain ceramic matrix composites

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Sacli M., Onen U. , Boyraz T.

Acta Physica Polonica A, vol.127, no.4, pp.1133-1135, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Abstract
  • Volume: 127 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.12693/aphyspola.127.1133
  • Title of Journal : Acta Physica Polonica A
  • Page Numbers: pp.1133-1135


Porcelain represents one of the most complex ceramics, formulated from a mix of clay, feldspar and quartz, sintered at temperatures between 1200 degrees C and 1400 degrees C, to form a glass-ceramic composite. Aluminium titanate (Al2TiO5) exhibits extremely good thermal shock resistance and low thermal conductivity, coupled with good chemical resistance in molten metals. In the present work, aluminium titanate/porcelain ceramics composites with different percentages of Al2TiO5 was prepared using powder metallurgy techniques. The microstructural, mechanical and thermal properties were characterized using XRD, SEM, dilatometer and a hardness meter. Thermal shock resistance behaviour under water quenching of the as-prepared ceramics was also evaluated. The results have revealed that the addition of aluminium titanate to porcelain matrix improves the properties of the aluminium titanate/porcelain ceramics.