Chapter 22. Development of a New, Faster Process for the Fabrication of Ceramic Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites by Chemical Vapor Infiltration

  1. William Smothers
  1. A. J. Caputo,
  2. W. J. Lackey and
  3. D. P. Stinton

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch22

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

Caputo, A. J., Lackey, W. J. and Stinton, D. P. (2008) Development of a New, Faster Process for the Fabrication of Ceramic Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites by Chemical Vapor Infiltration, 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.ch22

Author Information

  1. Metals and Ceramics Div. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN 37831

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:

  • CVD;
  • SiC;
  • hydrogen-to-methyltrichlorosilane;
  • methyltrichlorosilane;
  • ceramic fiber-reinforced ceramic

Summary

A new, faster process was developed for the fabrication of ceramic fiber-reinforced, ceramic-matrix composites by chemical vapor Infiltration. Process and equipment Improvements led to the fabrication of preforms with a higher fiber content, and Infiltration improvements led to reduced infiltration run times and increased Infiltrated densities. These improvements have produced composites with not only higher flexural strengths, but also high strain values. The high strain values have been a goal of this work.