Chapter 86. Optmechanical Fiber-Reinforced Glass Matrix Composite: Fabrication and Properties

  1. J. P. Singh
  1. H. Iba1,
  2. T. Chang2 and
  3. Y. Kagawa2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294437.ch86

Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 3

Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 3

How to Cite

Iba, H., Chang, T. and Kagawa, Y. (1997) Optmechanical Fiber-Reinforced Glass Matrix Composite: Fabrication and Properties, in Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 18, Issue 3 (ed J. P. Singh), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294437.ch86

Author Information

  1. 1

    Faculty of Engineering, Graduate School, The University of Tokyo

  2. 2

    Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, 7–22–1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1997

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375495

Online ISBN: 9780470294437

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Keywords:

  • glass matrix composite;
  • oxynitride;
  • volume fraction;
  • light transmittance;
  • fiber-reinforced composite

Summary

Fabrication of both optically transparent and tough fiber-reinforced glass matrix composite is carried out. Two types of oxynitride (SiCaAlON) fiberreinforced glass matrix composites (unidirectional aligned continuous and in plane random oriented short fiber-reinforced composite) are fabricated by a hot-pressing technique. The fiber volume fraction for both the composites ranges from 0.03 to 0.10. The light transmittance of the composite decreases with the increase of the fiber volume fraction and this behavior is due to the existence of small defects which act as a source of light refraction. The maximum light transmittance of the short fiber-reinforced composite at 589 nm is ∼60 % of the monolithic glass matrix. The maximum work of fracture of the short fiber-reinforced composite is ∼13 J/m2.