RESEARCH PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Manufacturing and Materials

Performance Testing and Strength Prediction of Ceramic-to-Metal Joints

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J. H. Selverian, D. A. O’Neil

Osram Sylvania Inc., 60 Boston Street, Salem, MA 01970

S. Kang

Valenite, 1711 Thunderbird, Troy, MI 48084

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 116(3), 622-628 (Jul 01, 1994) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2906865 History: Received March 01, 1993; Online April 24, 2008


Brazed joints were made between silicon nitride and Ni-based and Fe-based super alloys. Room temperature shear (torsion) strengths ranged from 75-242 MPa for Si3 N4 -to-Incoloy 909 joints and from 30-127 MPa for the Si3 N4 -to-Inconel 718 joints. At 500°C the joint strength was 120 MPa while at 650°C and 950°C the joint strengths were less than 20 MPa. These low strengths at 650°C and 950°C were attributed to a reduction in the shrink-fit and to low braze strength at these high temperatures. Finite element analysis (FEA) and a probabilistic failure theory (CARES) were used to predict the joint strengths. The predicted joint strengths agreed well with measured joint strengths in torsional loading at 20°C. Torsion tests were also performed at 650°C. Aspects of the material systems, residual stresses, mechanical behavior, and strength predictions and presented. Two new braze alloys based on the Au-Ni-Cr-Fe system were used to overcome the poor high-temperature strength. Joints made with these brazes had good strength (85 MPa and 35 N-m) at 650°C.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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