Fiber Reinforced Structural Ceramics for Construction
Technical rept. 15 Jan-31 Dec 1987
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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This research focuses on the development and analysis of structural ceramics reinforced by fibers. The objective is to derive a light-weight composite that has superior durability, strength and fracture toughness, and energy absorption capability as a structural material. The investigation involves the use of theoretical techniques in predicting the composite mechanical performance based on the fiber and matrix properties, laboratory development of material processing and fiber dispersion, and experimental testing of the fibrous composites. The project examines several innovative techniques of fiber reinforcement for enhanced ceramic composite toughness.
- Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
- Laminates and Composite Materials