Chapter 73. Optical and Mechanical Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Optically Transparent Composites

  1. Mrityunjay Singh and
  2. Todd Jessen
  1. A. F. Dericioglu and
  2. Y. Kagawa

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294680.ch73

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

Dericioglu, A. F. and Kagawa, Y. (2001) Optical and Mechanical Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Optically Transparent Composites, 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.ch73

Author Information

  1. Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo 4–6-1, Komaba, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153, 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:

  • composite;
  • monolithic;
  • mechanism;
  • magnesium;
  • matrix

Summary

The idea of increasing the fracture resistance of optically transparent ceramics by incorporation of continuous fibers with a small expense in their light transmission was applied to a SiC (SCS-6) fiber-reinforced magnesium aluminate spinel matrix composite. It was found that although there is a slight decrease in the light transmittance of the transparent monolithic matrix with increasing fiber volume fraction, a fail-safe mechanism appeared in the composite by the bridging effect of the intact fibers.