Chapter 36. Mechanical Behavior of Unidirectional SiC/BMAS Ceramic Composites
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1988 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
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
How to Cite
Kim, R. Y. and Katz, A. P. (2008) Mechanical Behavior of Unidirectional SiC/BMAS Ceramic 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.ch36
- Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1988
Print ISBN: 9780470374801
Online ISBN: 9780470310496
- electron microscopy;
The behavior of SiC/BMAS composites was investigated under tensile and flexural loading. Crack development was followed microscopically to better understand the deformation process. Comparison of data in tension us flexure indicates that a properly designed and instrumented flexural test may be used to help guide materials development and to screen composite systems. A unique aspect of ceramic composite behavior, termed transverse strain reversal, is reported for the first time. The occurrence of this phenomenon is believed due to the formation of axial matrix micro-cracks and to fiber-matrix debonding.