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Interpretation of failures of ceramic-matrix composites, and in particular continuous fiber reinforced ceramic-matrix composites is complicated by the complex structure of the composite material. This article describes the failure characteristics and evidence of failure mechanisms of these composites, with illustrations.

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Michael G. Jenkins, Raj N. Singh, Failure Analysis of Ceramic-Matrix Composites, Composites, Vol 21, ASM Handbook, Edited By Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson, ASM International, 2001, p 1000–1002,

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