Chapter 42. A Statistical Upper Limit Strength for Ceramic Fiber Bundles

  1. Mrityunjay Singh and
  2. Todd Jessen
  1. T. Morimoto

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294680.ch42

25th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 3

25th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 3

How to Cite

Morimoto, T. (2001) A Statistical Upper Limit Strength for Ceramic Fiber Bundles, in 25th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 3 (eds M. Singh and T. Jessen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294680.ch42

Author Information

  1. National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) 2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8505 Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375730

Online ISBN: 9780470294680

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Keywords:

  • ceramic;
  • diameter;
  • statistics;
  • composite;
  • parameter

Summary

The statistical distribution of tensile strength for ceramic fiber bundles was studied and an upper limit model introduced for the bundle strength using Weibull statistics. The variation in diameter is an important factor affecting the statistics of ceramic fiber strength and was therefore considered for the cases of variation along each fiber length and also between different fibers. Tyranno® ZMI Si-Zr-C-0 fibers (UBE Industry Co.) were selected as a typical ceramic fiber and their bundle strength was characterized. The tensile test data and the diameter analyses with the upper limit model resulted in a representative diameter of 9.7pm whilst the mean diameter was reported llμm according to the manufacturer's data.