Chapter 27. Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Alumina Matrix Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. P. Barron-Antolin,
  2. G. H. Schiroky and
  3. C. A. Anderson

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310496.ch27

Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8

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Barron-Antolin, P., Schiroky, G. H. and Anderson, C. A. (1988) Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Alumina Matrix Composites, in Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 9, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310496.ch27

Author Information

  1. Lanxide Corporation Newark, DE 19711

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374801

Online ISBN: 9780470310496

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Keywords:

  • monolithic;
  • interfacial;
  • fabrication;
  • deformation;
  • isopropanol

Summary

Fiber-reinforced alumina matrix composites were fabricated by the directed oxidation of molten aluminum alloys through uniaxial fiber layups. Mechanical properties of such composites containing uncoated fibers were less than or similar to those of the nonreinforced matrix material; however, mechanical properties of composites incorporating CVD-coated fibers were substantially higher (e.g., flexural strengths to 997 MPa, fracture toughnesses to 29 MPa-m1/2). Microstructures and mechanical properties of alumina matrix composites containing CVD-coated Nicalon® fibers and CVD-coated AVCO SCS-6 Sic monofilaments are presented as examples.