Chapter 40. Ceramic Matrix Composites by Means of Melt Infiltration

  1. William Smothers
  1. William B. Hillig

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320402.ch40

11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8

11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Hillig, W. B. (1987) Ceramic Matrix Composites by Means of Melt Infiltration, in 11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320402.ch40

Author Information

  1. General Electric Co. Corporate Research and Development Schenectady, NY 12301

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1987

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374733

Online ISBN: 9780470320402

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Keywords:

  • infiltration;
  • fiber-reinforced;
  • hot-pressing;
  • infiltrant crystallizes;
  • NICALONTM

Summary

Melt infiltration is shown to be able to produce fully dense ceramic matrix composites. Necessary conditions regarding chemical reactivity, melt viscosity, wetting, properties of the reinforcement, and matrix constituents must be satisfied. Preliminary structure and property results are presented for representative reinforcement silicate matrix combinations.