Table 1: Physical/mechanical/thermal properties (RT) of MoSi2-SiC composite (measured) with respect to pure MoSi2 and SiC (literature) [13].

PropertiesMoSi2-20v% SiC
(measured)
MoSi2 (literature)SiC
(literature)

Relative density (%TD)98.8100100
Vicker’s hardness (GPa)11.511*12.7*
Mod of elasticity (GPa)410395462
Flexural strength (MPa)338257468
Compressive strength (MPa)271026003500
Co-eff of th. exp. (/°C)

*Measured on individual particles.