Chapter 3. Standardized Testing of Refractory Matrix/Ceramic Fiber Composites

  1. William Smothers
  1. D. Lewis,
  2. C. Bulik and
  3. D. Shadwell

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch3

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

Lewis, D., Bulik, C. and Shadwell, D. (1985) Standardized Testing of Refractory Matrix/Ceramic Fiber 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.ch3

Author Information

  1. Naval Research Lab Washington, DC 20375–5000

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:

  • testing ceramic;
  • coupling;
  • ceramic composites;
  • tensile testing;
  • fiber-matrix

Summary

The need for standard procedures for testing ceramic composites is discussed. Available test and related procedures (machining, data recording) are compared and discussed, especially those developed by NRL. Recommendations are made for specimen machining and flexural testing for a variety of parameters. Tensile testing and fracture toughness testing are also discussed. It is suggested that standardization of both test procedures and data reporting is necessary for the constructive development of ceramic fiber-ceramic matrix composites.