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Application of rate-controlled sintering into the study of sintering behavior of boron carbide

탄화붕소 소결 거동 연구를 위한 율속제어소결의 적용

  • Lee, Hyukjae (School of Materials Science and Engineering, Andong National University)
  • Received : 2014.12.15
  • Accepted : 2015.01.23
  • Published : 2015.02.28

Abstract

Under rate-controlled sintering, furnace power is controlled to maintain a specific specimen contraction rate. This thermal processing method guarantees continuous process with a minimum thermal energy applied over time and makes it possible to control the density of the sintered body precisely. In this study, the rate-controlled sintering is applied to the sintering of $B_4C$ in order to investigate how rate-controlled sintering variables can affect the sintering behavior and/or grain growth behavior of $B_4C$ and how the results can be interpreted using sintering theories to draw an optimal sintering condition of the rate-controlled sintering. Further, the applicability of the rate-controlled sintering into the study for sintering of unknown materials is also considered.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 안동대학교

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