Accession Number : ADA610220


Title :   Dependence of Crack Propagation/Deflection Mechanism on Characteristics of Fiber Coating or Interphase in Ceramics Matrix Continuous Fiber Reinforced Composites (Postprint)


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 22 Jul 2013-22 Jun 2014


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MATERIALS AND MANUFACTURING DIRECTORATE


Personal Author(s) : Braginsky, M ; Przybyla, Craig P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a610220.pdf


Report Date : Jul 2014


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : Toughness in continuous ceramic fiber reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) with dense matrices are dependent on the properties of the fiber coating or interphase that separate the fibers from the matrix. Multiple criteria have been proposed to describe the mechanism of crack propagation/deflection at the filament scale in brittle matrix continuous fiber reinforced composites; however, most of these criteria fail to account for the presence of an interphase of finite thickness or employ unrealistic boundary conditions. Recent simulations employing the extended finite element method (XFEM) have shown that variations in interphase thickness and strength relative to the fibers/matrix can have a significant influence on the mechanism of crack propagation/deflection. It is shown that primary crack deflection most often occurs when conditions favor secondary cracking in the interphase in front of an approaching matrix crack. Although this mechanism is similar to that argued by Cook and Gordon (Cook J, Gordon JE, Proc. Roy. Soc. A 1964; 28; 508-520), variations in the properties of the interphase are simulated to produce large deviations in the local crack growth behavior as a matrix crack grows into interphase.


Descriptors :   *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES , CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES , CRACK PROPAGATION , DEFLECTION , FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS , FRACTURE(MECHANICS)


Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE