Chapter 12. High Temperature Compression Test Apparatus for Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. J. M. Fitz-Gerald1,
  2. P. D. Miller1,
  3. T. Ertürk2,
  4. W. Catron1 and
  5. J. Milstein3

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314180.ch12

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Fitz-Gerald, J. M., Miller, P. D., Ertürk, T., Catron, W. and Milstein, J. (1993) High Temperature Compression Test Apparatus for Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Composites, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314180.ch12

Author Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Massachusetts Lowell Lowell, Massachusetts 01854

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375266

Online ISBN: 9780470314180

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Keywords:

  • polymer;
  • geometry;
  • thermocouple;
  • apparatus;
  • mechanisms

Summary

Due to an assumed high strength in compression and lack of standard test fixturing and techniques, little work has been performed to characterize the high temperature compressive behavior of ceramic matrix composites. This paper describes the design and construction of a high temperature compression test apparatus for fiber reinforced ceramic composites. An IITRI-type (Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute) compression test fixture was designed and fabricated to heat the specimen in a small cavity using SiC resistance heaters. A temperature of 1400°C could be stabilized in the reduced cross section of the specimen within fifteen minutes. The temperature variation along the reduced section was approximately 30°C.