Chapter 57. Optimized Performance in Unidirectional Cfcmcs: Evolution from Experimental Observations to Desk-Top Design

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

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294680.ch57

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

Jessen, T.L. (2001) Optimized Performance in Unidirectional Cfcmcs: Evolution from Experimental Observations to Desk-Top Design, 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.ch57

Author Information

  1. Multifunctional Materials Branch U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375-5343

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:

  • mesostructure;
  • composites;
  • methodology;
  • matrix;
  • thermochemical

Summary

This paper provides an overview of a multi-year effort at NRL to understand and exploit structure\property observations in unidirectional continuous fiber ceramic matrix composites (CFCMCs). The observations, processes, and results described here are generic in nature and applicable to any brittle matrix reinforced with weakly bonded, continuous fibers. Enhanced CFCMC mechanical performance can be achieved by a mesostructure design methodology that considers the anticipated loading conditions. Load-specific composites have been modeled and fabricated which exhibit superior mechanical behavior when compared to conventionally processed CFCMCs.