Advanced ceramic composites are the focus of intense research and development today because these materials offer a unique mix of properties that make them useful and economical for major engineering applications. As part of this R&D effort, new tools for characterization, evaluation and testing have been developed and are in current use.
This book brings together leading materials researchers to report on these developments. In-depth reports cover evaluation and test methods as they relate to the design of specific advanced ceramic composite materials and their applications. The reports are supplemented with extensive test result data and illustrated with numerous micrographs and schematics.
Designing Ceramic Components for Durability
Durability Evaluation of Ceramic Components Using CARES/LIFE
Probabilistic Micromechanics and Macromechanics of Polymer Matrix Composites
Burner Rig Thermal Fatigue of SiC Continuous Fiber Silicon Nitride Composites under Constant Applied Stress
High-Temperature Compression Test Technique for Continuous Fiber Ceramic Composites Experimental Characterization and Theoretical Modeling of an Advanced Silicon Nitride Ceramic
Acoustic Microscopic Characterization of Fiber/Matrix Interface in SiC Fiber-Reinforced Reaction-Bonded Si3N4 Matrix Composites
Scanning Acoustic Microscopy of SCS-6 SiC Fibers in Titanium Matrices
The Use of Local Computerized Tomographic Inspection for Nondestructive Evaluation of Ceramic Components
Nondestructive Evaluation of Ceramic and Metal Matrix Composites for NASA's Materials Programs
TECHNOLOGY BENEFITS ESTIMATION
Technology Benefit Estimator (T/BEST) for Aerospace Propulsion Systems