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Ceramic Matrix Composites
Resources to assist with research and development of ceramic matrix composite technologies for transition to Air Force system components to provide increased system performance and efficiency, reduce cost and accelerate manufacturing. Provide researchers with information to assist with developing damage and lifing models for high performance composites for propulsion and airframe applications supporting sustainment and life extension, as well as developing lightweight and high temperature structures for directed energy hardening.
Media of Interest
eMedia of Interest
CW Talks: The Composites Podcast
CW Talks: The Composites Podcast is a biweekly podcast that highlights the people and technologies shaping the world of composites. Interviews feature guests with expertise and insight about where composites have been and where they are headed.
A weblog with commentary on commercial aspects of composite manufacture and use. Frequently updated, it seems to be tended by a small groups of people.
CompositesWorld's series of topical webinars is tailored specifically for the designers, engineers,and executives who are moving the composites industry forward. All webinars are recorded and available on demand.
eBooks of Interest
Ceramic Matrix Composites: Materials, Modeling and Technology by
Call Number: Electronic Book - TA418.9.C6 C47 2015
Publication Date: 2014-10-31
This book is a comprehensive source of information on various aspects of ceramic matrix composites (CMC). It covers ceramic and carbon fibers; the fiber-matrix interface; processing, properties and industrial applications of various CMC systems; architecture, mechanical behavior at room and elevated temperatures, environmental effects and protective coatings, foreign object damage, modeling, life prediction, integration and joining. Each chapter in the book is written by specialists and internationally renowned researchers in the field. This book will provide state-of-the-art information on different aspects of CMCs. The book is directed at researchers working in industry, academia, and national laboratories with interest and professional competence in CMCs.
Advances in Ceramic Matrix Composites by
Call Number: Electronic Book - TA418.9.C6
Publication Date: 2014-02-14
Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) have proven to be useful for a wide range of applications because of properties such as their light weight, toughness and temperature resistance. Advances in ceramic matrix composites summarises key advances and types of processing of CMCs. Topics discussed include nanoceramic matrix composites, silicon carbide-containing alumina nanocomposites and advances in manufacture by various infiltration techniques including heat treatments and spark plasma sintering. Also covered are properties of CMCs with chapters on Finite Element Analysis, tribology, wear and self-healing CMCs, and applications of CMCs, including those in the structural engineering, nuclear and fusion energy, turbine, metal cutting and microelectronics industries.
Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials by
Call Number: TA418.9.C6 V374 2007eb
Publication Date: 2007-05-16
Composite materials have been representing most significant breakthroughs in various industrial applications, particularly in aerospace structures, during the past thirty five years. The primary goal of Advanced Mechanics of Composite Materials is the combined presentation of advanced mechanics, manufacturing technology, and analysis of composite materials. This approach lets the engineer take into account the essential mechanical properties of the material itself and special features of practical implementation, including manufacturing technology, experimental results, and design characteristics. The authors present the results of more than 30 years of practical experience in the field of design and analysis of composite materials and structures.
Composite Materials by
Call Number: Electronic Book - TA418.9.C6
Publication Date: 2017-03-15
Composite Materials: Concurrent Engineering Approach covers different aspects of concurrent engineering approaches in the development of composite products. It is an equally valuable reference for teachers, students, and industry sectors, including information and knowledge on concurrent engineering for composites that are gathered together in one comprehensive resource.
Durability of Ceramic-Matrix Composites by
Call Number: Electronic Book
Publication Date: 2020-02-07
Durability of Ceramic-Matrix Composites presents the latest information on these high-temperature structural materials and their outstanding advantages over more conventional materials, including their high specific strength, high specific modulus, high temperature resistance and good thermal stability. The critical nature of the application of these advanced materials makes it necessary to have a complete understanding of their characterization. This book focuses explicitly on the durability of CMCs and will be extremely valuable for materials scientists and engineers who are dealing with the simulation of durability response and fatigue of ceramic matrix composites.
Books of Interest
Damage and Failure of Composite Materials by
Call Number: TA418.9.C6 T34 2012
Publication Date: 2012-06-07
Understanding damage and failure of composite materials is critical for reliable and cost-effective engineering design. Bringing together materials mechanics and modeling, this book provides a complete guide to damage, fatigue and failure of composite materials. The underlying principles governing composite damage, including the physical mechanisms underlying the formation and progression of damage, and the fatigue of composite materials are discussed using fatigue-life diagrams. While there is a special emphasis on polymer matrix composites, metal and ceramic matrix composites are also described. Outlining methods for more reliable design of composite structures, this is a valuable resource for engineers and materials scientists in industry and academia.
Ceramics and Composites Processing Methods by
Call Number: TA455.C43 C469 2012
Publication Date: 2012-04-17
There is increasing interest in the application of advanced ceramic materials in diverse areas such as transportation, energy, environmental protection and remediation, communications, health, and aerospace. This book guides readers through a broad selection of key processing techniques for ceramics and their composites, enabling them to manufacture ceramic products and components with the properties needed for various industrial applications.
Treatise on Materials Science and Technology : Structural ceramics by
Call Number: TA403 .T74
Publication Date: 1989-02-01
Contents: Opportunities and prospects for the application of structural ceramics / R. Nathan Katz -- Design with structural ceramics / Arthur F. McLean and Dale L. Hartsock -- The silicon carbide family of structural ceramics / M. Srinivasan -- The silicon nitride and sialon families of structural ceramics / Maurice L. Torti -- Transformation toughened ceramics for structural applications / W. Roger Cannon -- Ceramic matrix fiber composites / Richard L. Lehman -- Tribological properties of structural ceramics / Donald H. Buckley and Kazuhisa Miyoshi.