Chapter 3. High Performance Silicon Carbide Fiber Hi-Nicalon for Ceramic Matrix Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. M. Takeda,
  2. J. Sakamoto,
  3. A. Saeki,
  4. Y. Imai and
  5. H. Ichikawa

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314715.ch3

Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 4

Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 4

How to Cite

Takeda, M., Sakamoto, J., Saeki, A., Imai, Y. and Ichikawa, H. (1995) High Performance Silicon Carbide Fiber Hi-Nicalon for Ceramic Matrix Composites, in Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314715.ch3

Author Information

  1. Nippon Carbon Co., Ltd., Yokohama 221, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375372

Online ISBN: 9780470314715

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Keywords:

  • near-stoichiometric;
  • resistance;
  • environmental;
  • Hi-nicalon;
  • SiC

Summary

Near-stoichiometric, high crystalline SiC fiber, Hi-Nicalon type S has been developed. This SiC fiber was obtained, as well as Hi-Nicalon, by curing of polycarbosilane fibers with electron beam irradiation and pyrolysis. In order to estimate capability for a reinforcement of CMCs, microstructure, thermal stability, oxidation resistance, and creep resistance of the fiber were examined. As a result, Hi-Nicalon type S had a higher elastic modulus of 420 GPa, less creep deformation at 1473 K, better oxidation resistance at 1673 K, and superior performance to other polycarbosilane-derived SiC fibers.