WHISKER MATRIX INTERFACE IN CERAMIC-CERAMIC COMPOSITES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3438
Amount: $49,964.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Flow Research Company
21414 68th Avenue South, Kent, WA, 98032
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 BIROL SONUPARIAK
 PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
 (206) 872-7080
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PROPOSED WORK WILL EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF USING PROCESSING SCIENCE TO TAILOR THE COMPOSITION AND INTERFACE BONDING OF WHISKER-REINFORCED CERAMIC COMPOSITES. MICROSTRUCTURAL CONTROL WILL BE EVALUATED BY VARYING GEL STRUCTURES (COLLOIDAL VERSUS POLYMERIC) AND SINTERING (LIQUID STATE VERSUS SOLID STATE) CONDITIONS. THE MULLITE-MULLITE AND MULLITE-ALUMINA COMPOSITES WERE SELECTED FOR THE STUDY OF MATRIX-FIBER INTERFACES BECAUSE THEY PROVIDE THE OPTIMUM CHARACTERISTICS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A MODEL SYSTEM. WORK IS PLANNED TO INVESTIGATE THE EFFECTS OF MICROSTRUCTURE AND INTERFACE REACTIONS ON THE FRACTURE TOUGHNESS AND STRENGTH.

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