Chapter 18. SiC Whiskers-Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites

  1. William Smothers
  1. Sudarsan C. Samanta and
  2. Solomon Musikant

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch18

Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Samanta, S. C. and Musikant, S. (1985) SiC Whiskers-Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites, in Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch18

Author Information

  1. General Electric Co., Space Systems Division P.O. Box 8555, Philadelphia, PA 19101

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374337

Online ISBN: 9780470320280

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Keywords:

  • flexural strength;
  • fracture toughness;
  • scanning electron microscopy;
  • ceramic fiber;
  • X-ray diffraction

Summary

The feasibility of developing a mullite-SiC whiskers composite has been investigated. Mechanical, physical, and microstructural properties of the composites are discussed. Fracture toughness and flexural strength of the hot pressed ceramic are improved considerably by such whiskers reinforcement.