Chapter 6. An Engineering Analysis for CMC Material Design Considerations Using Carborundum's Sintered SiC Fiber and Slurry Cast/Melt Infiltration Process

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. G. V. Srinivasan,
  2. V. Venkateswaran and
  3. S. K. Lau

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314715.ch6

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

Srinivasan, G. V., Venkateswaran, V. and Lau, S. K. (2008) An Engineering Analysis for CMC Material Design Considerations Using Carborundum's Sintered SiC Fiber and Slurry Cast/Melt Infiltration Process, 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.ch6

Author Information

  1. The Carborundum Company, Niagara Falls, NY 14302

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:

  • ceramic matrix composites;
  • carborundum;
  • infiltration;
  • tailored;
  • microstructure

Summary

The mechanical properties of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) depend upon the properties of their constituent phases, namely fiber, interface, and matrix. The properties of the constituent phases in turn depend at least in part on their processing parameters. Certain properties of Carborundum's sintered SiC fiber and siliconized SiC matrix can be tailored by varying the appropriate processing parameters. The implications of fiber and matrix properties on CMC properties and performance are evaluated using established micro-mechanical model calculations. The models are used to identify potential CMC performance trade-off and tailor the constituent properties to meet performance requirements of CMCs. The cost effective nature of Carborundum's SiC fiber and Slurry cast/Melt infiltration processes in making a CMC is described.