Chapter 11. Finite Element Analysis of Mechanical Test Methods for Evaluating Shear Strength of Ceramic Composite Joints Using Interface Element

  1. Rajan Tandon,
  2. Andrew Wereszczak and
  3. Edgar Lara-Curzio
  1. Hisashi Serizawa1,
  2. Daisuke Fujita1,
  3. Charles A. Lewinsohn2,
  4. Mrityunjay Singh3 and
  5. Hidekazu Murakawa4

Published Online: 27 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291313.ch11

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics II: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 27, Issue 2

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics II: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 27, Issue 2

How to Cite

Serizawa, H., Fujita, D., Lewinsohn, C. A., Singh, M. and Murakawa, H. (2006) Finite Element Analysis of Mechanical Test Methods for Evaluating Shear Strength of Ceramic Composite Joints Using Interface Element, in Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics II: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 27, Issue 2 (eds R. Tandon, A. Wereszczak and E. Lara-Curzio), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291313.ch11

Author Information

  1. 1

    Joining and Welding Research Institute Osaka University 11–1 Mihogaoka Ibaraki Osaka 567–0047 Japan

  2. 2

    Ceramatec Inc. 2425 South 900 West Salt Lake City, Utah 84119, U.S.A.

  3. 3

    MS 106–5, Ceramics Branch NASA Glenn Research Center 21000 Brookpark Road Cleveland, OH 44135–3191, USA

  4. 4

    Joining and Welding Research Institute Osaka University 11–1 Mihogaoka Ibaraki, Osaka 567–0047, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080528

Online ISBN: 9780470291313

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Keywords:

  • geometry;
  • finite element method (FEM);
  • nonlinear;
  • deformability;
  • sic/SiC

Summary

As examples of the most typical methods to determine the shear strength of ceramic composite joints, the asymmetrical four point bending test of butt joined SiC/SiC composite, the tensile test of lap joined SiC/SiC composite and the compressive test of double–notched SiC/ SiC composite joint were analyzed by using finite element method with the interface element. From the calculation results, it was found that the shear strength in the asymmetrical bending test was controlled by both the surface energy and the shear strength at the interface regardless of their combination although the strength in the tensile test or in the compressive test was governed by the surface energy when the shear strength was large. Also, it was found that the apparent shear strength of the composite joint obtained experimentally was affected by the combination of the surface energy and the shear strength at the interface and this effect could be revealed by numerical analyses using the interface element.