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Design, Fabrication, Characterization and Simulation of PIP-SiC/SiC Composites

S. Zhao1, Zichun Yang1,2, X. G. Zhou3, X. Z. Ling4, L. S. Mora5, D. Khoshkhou6, J. Marrow5

Laboratory of Marine High-temperature Structural Composites, Naval University of Engineering, Wuhan, China.
Corresponding author. Address: College of Power Engineering, Naval University of Engineering, Jiefang Ave. 717, Wuhan 430033, China. Tel.: +86-27-83635194; fax: +86-27-83638709.
Science and Technology on Advanced Ceramic Fibers and Composites Laboratory, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China.
Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China.
Department of Materials, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
Department of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK.

Computers, Materials & Continua 2014, 42(2), 103-124.


Continuous SiC fiber reinforced SiC matrix composites (SiC/SiC) have been studied and developed for high temperature and fusion applications. Polymer impregnation and pyrolysis (PIP) is a conventional technique for fabricating SiC/SiC composites. In this research, KD-1 SiC fibers were employed as reinforcements, a series of coatings such as pyrocarbon (PyC), SiC and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were synthesized as interphases, PCS and LPVCS were used as precursors and SiC/SiC composites were prepared via the PIP method. The mechanical properties of the SiC/SiC composites were characterized. Relationship between the interphase shear strength and the fracture toughness of the composites was established. X-ray tomographic scans of the SiC/SiC composites were performed and the closed porosities of the composites were calculated. The compatibility of the SiC/SiC composites with liquid LiPb at 800 °C and 1000 °C was investigated. High-resolution synchrotron X-ray tomography was applied to the SiC/SiC composite and digital volume correlation was employed for Hertzian indentation testing of the SiC/SiC composite. A Cellular Automata integrated with Finite Elements (CAFE) method was developed to account for the effect of microstructure on the fracture behavior of the SiC/SiC composite.


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Zhao, S., Yang, Z., Zhou, X.G., Ling, X.Z., Mora, L.S. et al. (2014). Design, fabrication, characterization and simulation of pip-sic/sic composites. Computers, Materials & Continua, 42(2), 103-124.
Vancouver Style
Zhao S, Yang Z, Zhou XG, Ling XZ, Mora LS, Khoshkhou D, et al. Design, fabrication, characterization and simulation of pip-sic/sic composites. Comput Mater Contin. 2014;42(2):103-124
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S. Zhao et al., "Design, Fabrication, Characterization and Simulation of PIP-SiC/SiC Composites," Comput. Mater. Contin., vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 103-124. 2014.

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