Accession Number:

ADA364840

Title:

Review of Developments in Fracture and Fatigue of Ceramic Matrix Composites

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. for Jun 97-Aug 97

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AIR VEHICLES DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

70.0

Abstract:

A review of recent developments and state of the art in damage, fatigue and particularly, high-temperature fatigue of ceramic matrix composites is presented. Both laminated, as well as woven configurations are considered, while whisker and particle-reinforced materials are not covered in this review. Based on a detailed discussion of the mechanisms of failure, the problems that have to be addressed for a successful implementation of ceramic matrix composites in design are outlined.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE