Chapter 38. High-Temperature Compression Test Apparatus for Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Peter Miller1,
  2. Turgay Erturk2,
  3. William Catron1 and
  4. James Fitz-Gerald1

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch38

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Miller, P., Erturk, T., Catron, W. and Fitz-Gerald, J. (1993) High-Temperature Compression Test Apparatus for Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch38

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Mechanical Engineering. University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, MA 01854

  2. 2

    Department of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering. University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, MA 01854

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375235

Online ISBN: 9780470314050

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Keywords:

  • standard test technique;
  • ceramic composite systems;
  • sic fiber;
  • celanese compression;
  • fiberfrax

Summary

Due to an assumed high strength in compression and lack of standard test techniques, little work has been performed to characterize the high-temperature compressive behavior of ceramic matrix composites. This paper describes a high-temperature compression test apparatus for fiber-reinforced ceramic composites. An IITRI-type (Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute) compression test fixture was modified to heat the specimen in a small cavity using SiC resistance heaters. A temperature of 140CPC could be stabilized in the reduced cross section of the specimen within 15 min. The temperature variation along the reduced section was approximately 30°C.