Chapter 22. Carbon-Carbon Composites Joining

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Liang A. Xue

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314876.ch22

Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 4

Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 4

How to Cite

Xue, L. A. (2008) Carbon-Carbon Composites Joining, in Proceedings of the 20th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 17, Issue 4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314876.ch22

Author Information

  1. AlliedSignal Inc. Morristown, NJ 07962

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375433

Online ISBN: 9780470314876

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Keywords:

  • carbon-carbon composites;
  • reactive-bonding method;
  • coefficients of thermal expansion;
  • double-notch shear testing technique;
  • aerospace industries

Summary

Joining of carbon-carbon composites using a reactive-bonding method was conducted on two types of carbon-carbon materials with different coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE). The double-notch shear testing technique was used to evaluate the joint strength. The CTE mismatch between the carbon-carbon composite and the joint layer played an important role in the joining. For the better CTE-matched carbon-carbon composite a joint strength of 20 MPa was achieved, while only about one-third of that was obtained for the composite with the higher CTE mismatch.