Noninteractive Macroscopic Reliability Model for Whisker-Reinforced Ceramic Composites
Journal of Composite Materials
Considerable research is underway in the field of material science focusing on incorporating silicon carbide whiskers into silicon nitride and alumina matrices. These composites show the requisite thermal stability and thermal shock resistance necessary for use as components in advanced gas turbines and heat exchangers. This paper presents a macroscopic noninteractive reliability model for whisker-reinforced ceramic composites. The theory is multiaxial and is applicable to composites that can be characterized as transversely isotropic. Enough processing data exists to suggest this idealization encom passes a significantly large class of fabricated components. A qualitative assessment of the model is made by presenting reliability surfaces in several different stress spaces and for different values of model parameters. © 1990, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.
Duffy, Stephen F. and Arnold, Steven M., "Noninteractive Macroscopic Reliability Model for Whisker-Reinforced Ceramic Composites" (1990). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. 272.