Applied Composite Materials

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 325–331

The topology of percolating porosity in woven fiber ceramic matrix composites

Authors

  • J. H. Kinney
    • Department of Chemistry and Materials ScienceLawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • C. Henry
    • Department of Chemistry and Materials ScienceLawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • D. L. Haupt
    • Department of Chemistry and Materials ScienceLawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • T. L. Starr
    • Materials Science and EngineeringGeorgia Institute of Technology
Article

DOI: 10.1007/BF00568288

Cite this article as:
Kinney, J.H., Henry, C., Haupt, D.L. et al. Appl Compos Mater (1994) 1: 325. doi:10.1007/BF00568288

Abstract

Three-dimensional x-ray microtomography has been used to visualize porosity in ceramic matrix composites during chemical vapor infiltration processing. The topology of percolating pores was determined in both 0°/90° and 0°/45° architectures. At densities greater than 75%, consolidation can be described with percolation theory.

Key words

CompositePercolationChemical vapor infiltration (CVI)PorosityTomography

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