Accession Number : ADA195405

Title :   A Study of the Critical Factors Controlling the Synthesis of Ceramic Matrix Composites from Preceramic Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Semi-Annual rept.,

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CT

Personal Author(s) : Strife, J R ; Brunette, C M ; Pike, R A ; Streckert, H H ; Sheehan, J E

PDF Url : ADA195405

Report Date : 15 Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Several DoD technology thrusts such as the Integrated High Performance Integrated Turbine Engine Technology Program and the National Aerospace Plane depend on the development of high temperature low density materials. The development of fiber reinforced ceramics is projected to play a major role in this endeavor because of their high temperature capacity and superior mechanical properties on a density normalized basis at elevated temperature. Fiber reinforced ceramics have been processed to date primarily by hot pressing tape materials or by the chemical vapor infiltration of fibrous preforms.

Descriptors :   *CERAMIC MATERIALS, *MATRIX MATERIALS, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, AEROSPACEPLANES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FIBER REINFORCEMENT, HIGH TEMPERATURE, HOT PRESSING, INFILTRATION(FLUIDS), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, POLYMERS, SYNTHESIS, TAPES, VAPORS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE