The fabrication of silicon carbide heating elements


Show simple item record Smith, Zoë G en_ZA 2016-09-28T18:58:59Z 2016-09-28T18:58:59Z 1992 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Smith, Z. 1992. The fabrication of silicon carbide heating elements. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.description Bibliography: pages 51-54. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The microstructure of different types of industrially produced heating elements was examined and an x-ray diffraction method was devised to determine the relative amounts of α- and β-silicon carbide present in these materials. It was confirmed that the α- to β-silicon carbide transformation occurs during heat treatment, because of the influence of the nitrogen atmosphere in the furnace. The fabrication parameters important in the manufacture of heating elements were investigated. Porous sintered silicon carbide samples were made using different proportions of grit sizes and various firing schedules. Both resistivity and crushing strength were determined. It was found that the resistivity is dependent upon degree of sintering (indicated by crushing strength) as well as the packing density of the porous body. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other heating elements en_ZA
dc.subject.other silicon carbide en_ZA
dc.title The fabrication of silicon carbide heating elements en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Civil Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MSc (Applied Science) en_ZA
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