The effect of pyrolytic carbon (PyC) thickness on the tensile property of mini T800 carbon fiber reinforced SiC matrix composites (C/SiC) was studied. PyC interphase was prepared by chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) process using C3H6-Ar as gas source, the PyC thickness was adjusted from 0 to 400 nm, and then the SiC matrix was prepared by CVI process using methyltrichlorosilane (MTS)-H2-Ar as precursor and gas source. The results showed that the tensile strength of mini T800-C/SiC increased first and then decreased with the increase of the PyC thickness. When the thickness of PyC was 100 nm, the average strength reached the maximum value of 393 ± 70 MPa. The Weibull modulus increased from 2.0 to 8.06 with the increase of PyC thickness, and the larger the Weibull modulus, the smaller the dispersion, which indicated that the regulation of PyC thickness was conducive to improve tensile properties.
This study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 51702261, 51821091, and 51802263), the Natural Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province (Project No. 2019JQ-634), and the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities.
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