Chapter 44. Interface Structures and In-Situ Deformation Study of the SiC Coated Graphite Fiber/Aluminum Composite

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. J. Megusar,
  2. Q. Li and
  3. J. A. Cornie

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310557.ch44

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 7/8

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 7/8

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Megusar, J., Li, Q. and Cornie, J. A. (1989) Interface Structures and In-Situ Deformation Study of the SiC Coated Graphite Fiber/Aluminum Composite, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310557.ch44

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  1. MIT Cambridge, MA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374863

Online ISBN: 9780470310557

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Keywords:

  • chemical vapor deposition;
  • fiber-reinforced ceramic composites;
  • carbon-carbon composites;
  • high fracture toughness;
  • chemical vapor infiltration

Summary

Interface structure and in-situ deformation study of the SiC coated graphite fiber/aluminum composite is a part of the ongoing research program on the tailoring and modeling of interface properties in the metal matrix composites.

A high resolution transmission electron microscopy of this composite has been carried out, with emphasis on a detailed characterization of the interface structures. Furthermore, a methodology for determining plastic strains and the extent of the plastic zone at the aluminum/SiC interface has been developed in order to evaluate the interface strength. Results on the interface structure and deformation and fracture behavior will serve as a basis for modeling interface properties.