Chapter 23. Fracture Behavior of SiCw-Reinforced Ceramic Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. D. E. Wittmer and
  2. W. Trimble

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310588.ch23

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 9/10

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Wittmer, D. E. and Trimble, W. (1989) Fracture Behavior of SiCw-Reinforced Ceramic Composites, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 13th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 10, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470310588.ch23

Author Information

  1. Dept. of Mech. Engr. and Energy Processes Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374870

Online ISBN: 9780470310588

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Keywords:

  • ceramics;
  • gauge section;
  • silicon carbide;
  • hot-gnp design;
  • silicon nitride composites

Summary

Hot pressed alumina and silicon nitride matrix composites reinforced with SiC whiskers were processed by turbomilling and pressure filtration. Improvements in strength and fracture toughness observed by this processing method are a result of reduction in flaw size and elimination of flaw sources characteristic of conventional processing. Microstructural evidence confirming these observations will be presented.