Chapter 56. In Situ HVEM Study of Fracture in the Sic Coated Graphite Fiber/Aluminum Composite
- 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
Megusar, J., Li, Q., Cornie, J. A. and Westmacott, K. H. (1988) In Situ HVEM Study of Fracture in the Sic Coated Graphite Fiber/Aluminum Composite, 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.ch56
- Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1988
Print ISBN: 9780470374801
Online ISBN: 9780470310496
- three-dimensional (3D);
- electron microscopy;
- composites 2D
A Sic coated graphite fiber/aluminum composite was processed by plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) of silicon carbide followed by the aluminum pressure infiltration. Miniature tensile specimens were tested in situ in the high voltage electron microscope at the NCEM. Preliminary studies showed that fracture in the Sic coated graphite fiber/aluminum composite advances by decohesion of the graphite fiber/amorphous Sic interface. These studies on deformation and fracture will serve, in addition to providing data on interface composition and structure, as a basis for modeling interface properties.