WHISKER MATRIX INTERFACE IN CERAMIC-CERAMIC COMPOSITES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,964.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
3438
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
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
BIROL SONUPARIAK
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
(206) 872-7080
Business Contact:
() -
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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