Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 26, Issue 11, pp 2961–2966 | Cite as

Thermal shock resistance of laminated ceramic matrix composites

  • Y. R. Wang
  • T. -W. Chou


The thermal shock resistance capability of laminated ceramic matrix composites is investigated through the study of three-dimensional transient thermal stresses and laminate failure mechanisms. A (−45°/45°)s SiC/borosilicate glass laminate is utilized as a reference composite system to demonstrate the analytical results. The maximum allowable temperature change, ΔTmax, has been taken as a measure of the thermal shock resistance capability of composites. The effects of fibre orientation, volume fraction, thermal expansion coefficient. Young's modulus, and thermal conductivity on the thermal shock resistance capability, expressed in terms of the maximum allowable temperature change, ΔTmax, have been assessed. Numerical computations are also performed for six composite systems.


Polymer Thermal Conductivity Thermal Expansion Numerical Computation Thermal Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. R. Wang
    • 1
  • T. -W. Chou
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Composite Materials and Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA

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