Chapter 21. Fiber Twist Test Apparatus to Measure Composite Interface Properties

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. William Chepolis and
  2. Turgay Ertilrk

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314180.ch21

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

Chepolis, W. and Ertilrk, T. (1993) Fiber Twist Test Apparatus to Measure Composite Interface Properties, 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.ch21

Author Information

  1. 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:

  • ceramic matrix composites;
  • optimum levels;
  • frictional tractions;
  • topography;
  • torque transducer

Summary

A fiber twist test apparatus, where a torque is applied to a single fiber embedded in matrix material, has been developed to measure composite interface properties. A description of the test apparatus is given, and the potential benefits of the fiber twist test are discussed.