Chapter 29. Oxidation Issues in C/Oxide Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Krishan L. Luthra and
  2. Hee Dong Park

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310588.ch29

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

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Luthra, K. L. and Park, H. D. (1989) Oxidation Issues in C/Oxide 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.ch29

Author Information

  1. General Electric Corporate Research and Development P.O. Box 8 Schenectady, NY 12301

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:

  • zirconia fibers;
  • ceramic composites;
  • alumina;
  • yttria;
  • oxide fibers

Summary

C-fiber/oxide matrix composites are attractive for high temperature applications because oxide matrices can possibly provide protection against oxidation and because of excellent mechanical properties of carbon fibers up to very high temperatures. Oxidation can still occur in such composites because oxygen can diffuse in through the oxide by solid state diffusion and oxidize carbon forming carbon monoxide. This talk will address the problems caused by CO, in particular the conditions under which CO gas bubbles and/or cracks can form in the oxide matrix. Also included will be the results of oxidation experiments on carbon samples buried deep within Al2O3 and Y2O3.