Chapter 50. Electron Microscopy of the Interfacial Regions in Various SiC Fiber/ZrTiO4 Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. B. A. Bender,
  2. T. L. Jessen and
  3. D. Lewis III

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313848.ch50

Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 9/10

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Bender, B. A., Jessen, T. L. and Lewis, D. (1991) Electron Microscopy of the Interfacial Regions in Various SiC Fiber/ZrTiO4 Composites, in Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313848.ch50

Author Information

  1. U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Washington, DC 20375-5000

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375105

Online ISBN: 9780470313848

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Keywords:

  • themmechanical;
  • ceramic;
  • zirconium;
  • monoclinic;
  • carbonaceous

Summary

SiC fiber-reinforced ZrTi04 composites with different thermomechanical properties were fabricated using the same matrix composition. The effect of varying processing conditions on the resultant interfacial region and its associated slide and debond resistance, matrix fracture toughness, and fiber strength were studied. Strength and fracture toughness testing were used to measure the changes in the mechanical properties of the various composites. SEM and TEM were used to analyze the changes in the interfacial region, and to correlate the changes in processing with the measured differences in the mechanical properties of the different composites.