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The Strength of Tungsten-Cored Silicon-Carbide Fibres and the Influence of a Polymer Matrix

  • M. G. Bader
  • D. A. Clarke

Abstract

Silicon carbide fibres of 100 µm diameter were tested in tension at various gauge lengths in air, embedded in two polymer matrices and with thin coatings of a polymer. It has been shown that the tensile strength distribution is strongly influenced by these variables. It appears that coating or embedding inhibits failure from surface flaws at strains which would otherwise have led to failure.

Keywords

Gauge Length Fibre Length Single Fibre Thin Coating Fibre Failure 
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References

  1. 1.
    D A Clarke, PhD Thesis, University of Surrey 1988 “The strength of model composites incorporating silicon carbide fibres”.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    D A Clarke and M G Bader in Proc ICCM-VI and ECCM-2 Ed F A Matthews et al, (1987) 5.382–5.392, Elsevier, London.Google Scholar
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    D A Clarke and M G Bader Mater Sci Letters, (1986), 903–904.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Bader
    • 1
  • D. A. Clarke
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SurreyGuildfordEngland
  2. 2.Rolls Royce PLCDerbyEngland

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