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Engineered Materials Handbook Desk Edition

Edited by
Michelle M. Gauthier
Michelle M. Gauthier
Raytheon Company
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ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-200-6
Publication date:
1995
Book Chapter

Ceramic-Matrix Composites[1]

Published:
1995
Page range:
1059 - 1093

Abstract

Ceramic-matrix composites (CMCs) are being developed for a number of high-temperature and high-performance applications in industrial, aerospace, and energy conservation sectors. This article focuses on processing, fabrication, testing, and characterization methods of CMCs, namely, discontinuously reinforced composites and continuous-fiber-reinforced composites. Processing methods include cold pressing, sintering, hot pressing, reaction bonding, melt infiltration, directed metal oxidation, sol-gel and polymer pyrolysis, self-propagating high-temperature synthesis and joining. A table summarizes the properties of various ceramic reinforcements and industrial applications of these composites.

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1995. "Ceramic-Matrix Composites", Engineered Materials Handbook Desk Edition, Michelle M. Gauthier

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