Chapter 4. Test Method Development for Structural Characterization of Fiber Composites at High Temperatures

  1. William Smothers
  1. J. F. Mandell,
  2. D. H. Grande and
  3. B. Edwards

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch4

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

Mandell, J. F., Grande, D. H. and Edwards, B. (2008) Test Method Development for Structural Characterization of Fiber Composites at High Temperatures, 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.ch4

Author Information

  1. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

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:

  • polymer matrics;
  • flexural tests;
  • tensile stress;
  • shear test methods;
  • compression tests

Summary

Test methods used for structural characterization of polymer matrix composites can be applied to glass and ceramic matrix composites only at low temperatures. New test methods are required for tensile, compressive, and shear properties of fiber composites at high temperatures. A tensile test which should be useful to at least 1000°C has been developed and used to characterize the properties of a Nicalon®/glass composite up to the matrix limiting temperature of 600°C. Longitudinal and transverse unidirectional composite data are presented and discussed.