Accession Number : ADP001264

Title :   Improved Ceramic Fracture Behavior for High Temperature Turbine Applications,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS SCIENCES CORP SPRING HOUSE PA

Report Date : APR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Report Objectives: Determine feasibility of developing an analytical model to investigate fracture behavior and strength of ceramic composites; Identify alternate analytical approaches for material model; Fabricate whisker reinforced ceramics and experimentally measure fracture toughness and tensile strength, and Compare experimental failure mechanisms to analytical methods to choose theory most representative of material behavior.

Descriptors :   *Ceramic materials, *Composite materials, *Fracture(Mechanics), *Turbines, Thermal properties, High temperature, Numerical analysis, Tensile strength, Whisker composites, Reinforcing materials, Crack propagation, Hypotheses, Matrix materials, Stress strain relations, Loads(Forces), Graphs, Conferencing(Communications), Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE