Chapter 3. SiC Fibers for Advanced Ceramic Composites

  1. William Smothers
  1. Thomas F. Foltz

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320297.ch3

Proceedings of the Conference on Raw Materials for Advanced and Engineered Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the Conference on Raw Materials for Advanced and Engineered Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Foltz, T. F. (2008) SiC Fibers for Advanced Ceramic Composites, in Proceedings of the Conference on Raw Materials for Advanced and Engineered Ceramics: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 9/10 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320297.ch3

Author Information

  1. Avco Specialty Materials Division Lowell, MA 01851

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374368

Online ISBN: 9780470320297

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Keywords:

  • Sic;
  • coefficient of thermal expansion;
  • lithium aluminosilicate;
  • polycarbosilane;
  • SiO2

Summary

Two commercial SiC fibers are evaluated in terms of fabrication, chemistry, size, and properties. The role of these fibers in toughening ceramics is discussed, along with empirical data on their use in various ceramic matrices. Benefits and shortcomings of each fiber are discussed, and new developments in SiC fiber technology are highlighted.