Chapter 6. Tough Silicon Nitride Matrix Composites Using Textron Silicon Carbide Monofilaments

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. W. Foulds1,
  2. J. F. Lecostaouec1,
  3. C. Landry1,
  4. S. Dipietro1 and
  5. T. Vasilos2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470310588.ch6

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

Foulds, W., Lecostaouec, J. F., Landry, C., Dipietro, S. and Vasilos, T. (2008) Tough Silicon Nitride Matrix Composites Using Textron Silicon Carbide Monofilaments, 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.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Textron Specialty Materials Lowell, MA

  2. 2

    University of Lowell Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Department Lowell, MA

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:

  • matrix grains;
  • sic particles;
  • electron microscopic observations;
  • thenno-mechanical properties;
  • sic dirperswn

Summary

The use of Textron SCS silicon carbide monofilament fibers as a reinforcement for silicon nitride is described. Samples were processed by both chemical vapor infiltration and hot pressing. Mechanical tests were performed in flexure, tension, and in shear. A ballistic test demonstrated high velocity impact toughness.