|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Metal-Matrix Composites: Advances in Analysis, Measurement and Observations
||The Effect of Titanium Carbide and Spark Plasma Sintering Processing on Nickel-Titanium Carbide Composites
||Ganesh Walunj, Tushar Borkar
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Titanium carbide (TiC) reinforced nickel (Ni) matrix composites were processed via mechanical alloying (MA) followed by spark plasma sintering (SPS) process. Mechanical alloying has gained special attention as a powerful non-equilibrium process for fabricating amorphous and nanocrystalline materials, whereas SPS is a unique technique for processing dense and near net shape bulk alloys with homogenous microstructure. TiC reinforcement varied from 5 to 50 wt.% into nickel matrix to investigate its effect on the microstructure and mechanical behavior of Ni-TiC composites. All Ni-TiC composites powder was MA using planetary high energy ball mill with 400 rpm for 24 hours and then sintered via SPS process at 65 MPa pressure and 900-1200C temperature. All Ni-TiC composites exhibited higher microhardness and compressive strength, as compared to pure nickel due to the presence of homogeneously distributed TiC particles within the nickel matrix, matrix grain refinement, and excellent interfacial bonding between nickel and TiC reinforcement.