SiOC ceramic foam from pyrolyzed polymer precursor as a core of thermally stable composite sandwich structures


Grant No.:


Grant Agency:

Czech Science Foundation (GAČR)

Resolved in:

2012 - 2014

Principal investigator:

Ing. Martin Černý, Ph.D., Department of Composites and Carbon Materials, IRSM AS CR, v.v.i.


RNDr. Adam Strachota, PhD., Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the ASCR, v. v. i.
Ing. Zdeněk Chlup, PhD., CEITEC Institute of Physics of Materials of the ASCR, v. v. i., Brno


Results and experience gained in the previous project (GA106/09/1101) will be utilized in exploring possible routes of fabrication of heat resistant SiOC ceramic foams from polysiloxane resins as preceramic precursors. The resins will be synthesized and their decisive properties will be characterized. Various methods of porosity formation (including filling the resin with polymer particles or controlling the curing process) will be verified. The foams will be combined with layers of fiber reinforced prepreg to make sandwich structures with promising potential of application at elevated temperatures. Foam properties relevant to the intended high temperature applications (thermal stability of microstructure, oxidation resistance, mechanical properties, and fracture toughness) will be studied. Structure, mechanical properties, and thermal endurance of the fabricated sandwich composites will be investigated and optimized.

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Project in The Research and Development and Innovation System of the Czech Republic (in Czech only)