Chapter 54. The Failure Statistics of an Oxide-Oxide Ceramic Composite

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Pel Ye1,
  2. John H. Hemann2 and
  3. Jerry B. Sandifer3

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314500.ch54

Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 4

Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 4

How to Cite

Ye, P., Hemann, J. H. and Sandifer, J. B. (1994) The Failure Statistics of an Oxide-Oxide Ceramic Composite, in Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314500.ch54

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Civil Engineering Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115

  2. 2

    Department of Civil Engineering Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115

  3. 3

    Research and Development Division Babcock & Wilcox, Alliance, Ohio, 44601

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375327

Online ISBN: 9780470314500

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Keywords:

  • matrix-tin oxide;
  • filament;
  • tensile;
  • torsion;
  • oxide-oxide

Summary

An alumina fiber-alumina matrix-tin oxide fiber coating oxide-oxide filament wound ceramic composite was tested under tensile and torque loads to determine the longitudinal and transverse tensile and the in-plane shear ultimate strength Weibull parameters. Nineteen flat longitudinal tensile tests, twenty-four tubular transverse tensile tests and thirty-one tubular torsion shear tests were conducted to yield Weibull parameters of 10.33, 7.68 and 2.86, respectively. The considerable scatter, as reflected by the low Weibull parameters is, in part, believed to be due to the presence of several failure modes and specimen bending. A complete characterization of the ceramic composite as a transversely isotropic material is presented using additional longitudinal and transverse compression data and stiffness data.