Mechanical characterisation of a fibre reinforced oxide/oxide ceramic matrix composite

Monotonic tension, fatigue and creep experiments were conducted on an oxide/oxide ceramic matrix composite over the range of temperature 20–1200°C. The role of continuous fibre reinforcement, differential thermal expansion, stress redistribution interactions between fibres and matrix and the influence of inherent processing defects are all considered when describing the deformation and ultimate mechanical failure of these systems.


D.T. Di Salvoa, E.E. Sacketta, R.E. Johnstona, D. Thompsonb, P. Andrewsc, M.R. Bachea

a. Institute of Structural Materials, College of Engineering, Swansea University, Bay Campus, Swansea SA1 8EN, UK
b. Cytec Industrial Materials (Derby) Limited, Heanor, Derbyshire DE75 7SP, UK
c. Rolls-Royce plc, P.O. Box 31, Derby DE24 8BJ, UK

Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Volume 35, Issue 16, December 2015, Pages 4513–4520, doi:10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2015.08.032