Accession Number : ADA289423

Title :   Characterization of Fatigue Behavior of 2-D Woven Fabric Reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composite at Elevated Temperature.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Groner, Daniel J.

PDF Url : ADA289423

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : This study investigated the fatigue behavior and associated damage mechanisms in notched and unnotched enhanced Sic/SiC ceramic matrix composite specimens at 1100 deg C. Stiffness degradation, strain variation, and hysteresis were evaluated to characterize material behavior. Microscopic examination was performed to characterize damage mechanisms. During high cycle/low stress fatigue tests, far less fiber/matrix interface debond was evident than in low cycle/high stress fatigue tests. Notched specimens exhibited minimal stress concentration during monotonic tensile testing and minimal notch sensitivity during fatigue testing. Damage mechanisms were also similar to unnotched.

Descriptors :   *CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *CERAMIC MATERIALS, *FATIGUE(MECHANICS), STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, DEGRADATION, HIGH TEMPERATURE, STRESS TESTING, TENSILE STRESS, STIFFNESS, CRACKING(FRACTURING), THESES, CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION, MATRIX MATERIALS, STRAIN(MECHANICS), FRACTURE(MECHANICS), BRITTLENESS, FABRICS, EPOXY COMPOSITES, FAILURE(MECHANICS), SILICON CARBIDES, FATIGUE TESTS(MECHANICS), CYCLIC LOADS, NOTCH TOUGHNESS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE