Chapter 16. Development of an Interfacial Test System for the Determination of Interfacial Properties in Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Composites
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1993 The American Ceramic Society
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
Wereszczak, A. A., Ferber, M. K. and Lowden, R. A. (1993) Development of an Interfacial Test System for the Determination of Interfacial Properties in 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.ch16
- Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1993
Print ISBN: 9780470375266
Online ISBN: 9780470314180
In fiber reinforced ceramic composites, a critical need exists for the accurate measurement of interfacial properties such as the debond strength, sliding shear stress, and residual stress. The characterization of these properties frequently relies on the use of indentation techniques and their instrumentation which may suffer from one or more of the following: insufficient load capabilities, lack of automation, the indentor used produces plastic deformation or worse fiber fracture, and/or inability to conduct tests on fibers whose diameter may be as small as 10–12 m̈m. The development of an interfacial test system at ORNL represents a concerted effort at addressing these limitations. A description of the hardware and a brief test methodology is presented in addition to a discussion of two test cases.