High-temperature performance and retained strength of an oxide-oxide continuous fibre ceramic composite

M. G. Jenkins, Sean S. Kohles

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Oxide fibre-reinforced / oxide matrix ceramic composites have the potential of existing high-temperature degradation in the increasingly aggressive environments of emerging applications for this still-evolving class of materials. An alumina (NextelTM) fibre-reinforced / alumina matrix composite with an oxidation-resistant boron nitride/silicon carbide interphase was investigated for its high temperature performance. Room-temperature tensile tests of specimens which had been exposed to 600, 800, 1000 and 1200 °C temperatures in ambient air for 10 and 100 h revealed time- and temperature-dependent retained strength behaviour. The effects of residual stress state and degradation of the interphase material on resulting mechanical performance were evaluated using load-unload tensile tests. Impulse resonance tests for elastic modulus at temperature, thermogravimetric/differential thermal analyses and post-test fractography were used to substantiate the micro mechanics of the observed tensile behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-325
Number of pages9
JournalCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 22nd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: A. Part 1 (of 2) - Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
Duration: Jan 20 1998Jan 24 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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