Chapter 16. Development of an Interfacial Test System for the Determination of Interfacial Properties in Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. A. A. Wereszczak,
  2. M. K. Ferber and
  3. R. A. Lowden

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314180.ch16

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

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

Author Information

  1. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6064

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:

  • methodology;
  • monolithic;
  • catastrophic;
  • perpendicular;
  • matrix

Summary

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.