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Metal Matrix Composites: Continuous Silicon-Carbide Fibers/Titanium-Alloy Matrix

  1. Eric Martin1,
  2. Nicolas CarrÉre2

Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc139

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

How to Cite

Martin, E. and CarrÉre, N. 2012. Metal Matrix Composites: Continuous Silicon-Carbide Fibers/Titanium-Alloy Matrix. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–13.

Author Information

  1. 1

    LCTS, Université de Bordeaux, Pessac, France

  2. 2

    ONERA, Châtillon, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

Abstract

Titanium matrix composites (TMCs) are candidate materials for use in gas turbine engines to design highly loaded components. This article focuses on damage mechanisms in TMCs. Longitudinal and transverse loading are both considered. Constitutive laws based on micromechanics are described. It is shown that these approaches can be used to model real structures such as a compressor ring reinforced by a TMC.

Keywords:

  • titanium matrices;
  • SiC filaments;
  • mechanical behavior;
  • multiscale approach;
  • Weibull modulus