Applied Composite Materials

, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp 325–331 | Cite as

The topology of percolating porosity in woven fiber ceramic matrix composites

  • J. H. Kinney
  • C. Henry
  • D. L. Haupt
  • T. L. Starr


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

Composite Percolation Chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) Porosity Tomography 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Kinney
    • 1
  • C. Henry
    • 1
  • D. L. Haupt
    • 1
  • T. L. Starr
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Materials ScienceLawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  2. 2.Materials Science and EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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