DOI: 10.1111/ijac.14614 ISSN: 1546-542X

Low‐temperature curable adhesive for joining SiC/SiC components: Their application in wide range of temperatures

Naveen Reddy Thuniki, Krishna Prasad Gangavarapu, Vikram G. Brijendra, Kanakaiah Budda, V. V. Bhanu Prasad
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Herein we report the formulation of phenolic resin–based adhesive to join SiC substrates for a wide range of application temperatures. The formulation consists of phenolic resin as a binder and a mixture of B4C, Al2O3, Y2O3, Si, and SiO2 powders as active filler. The X‐ray diffraction, thermogravimetric analysis, porosity, and scanning electron microscopy analysis were carried out to understand the reactions occurring within this adhesive during its exposure to application temperatures. These results were also used to understand thermal stability and morphological changes that are involved in the formulated adhesive during its application. The shear strength values of lap joints of SiC substrates made with this phenolic adhesive after exposure to temperatures between 200 and 1500°C were studied to evaluate its adhesive capacity. Obtained SiC joints with this adhesive have shown an excellent lap shear strength value of 24 MPa after its cure. These joints were also found to be intact with good shear strength values of more than 5 MPa even after exposure to temperatures ranging from 200 to 1500°C. The results further confirm that the adhesive is potentially viable for joining SiC segments for their application at a wide range of temperatures in oxidative environments.

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