A Numerical Simulation of the Microindentation Test for Characterizing the Fiber Matrix Interface in Ceramic Matrix Composites

  • N. Piquenot
  • J.-M. Quenisset


Various analytical approaches proposed for evaluating the conditions of load transfer at the fiber-matrix interface from microindentation tests have been compared to a numerical simulation of the testing method. The computer assistance of the test is shown to be usefull particularly to take into account important parameters such as the fiber volume fraction and the interphase characteristics which are not easily included in the analytical approaches.


Load Transfer Fiber Volume Fraction Computer Assistance Ceramic Matrix Composite Rigid Matrix 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Piquenot
    • 1
  • J.-M. Quenisset
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Composites ThermostructurauxPessacFrance
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Génie Mécanique de l’IUTUniversité de Bordeaux ITalenceFrance

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