A Preliminary Investigation on Fiber/Matrix Interphase Oxidation in Metal Matrix Composites Using Acoustic Microscopy

  • Shoufeng Hu
  • Prasanna Karpur
  • Theodore E. Matikas


Titanium matrix composites (TMCs) reinforced with silicon carbide fibers have received considerable attention due to their attractive specific strength and stiffness. In comparison with polymeric matrix composites, TMCs are much higher in strength and stiffness and can take much higher temperature. However, there are several distinctive phenomena that contribute to the material degradation. One of them is interphase oxidation.


Metal Matrix Composite Matrix Crack Polymeric Matrix Composite Open Hole Acoustic Microscope 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shoufeng Hu
    • 1
  • Prasanna Karpur
    • 2
  • Theodore E. Matikas
    • 2
  1. 1.Materials Directorate, Wright LaboratoryWright-Patterson Air Force BaseUSA
  2. 2.Research InstituteUniversity of DaytonDaytonUSA

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