Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 9, pp 2526–2530 | Cite as

Tensile behaviour of a niobium/alumina composite laminate

  • J. T. Beals
  • V. C. Nardone


The tensile properties of a ceramic/metal laminate were examined. Alternating layers of niobium and alumina were fabricated into composite material and tensile tested at room temperature and 982 °C (1800 °F). The tensile behaviour of the laminate material was predicted using established models based on classical laminate theory. The estimated and measured properties showed excellent agreement. Relative to monolithic niobium, the composite material was found to have lower density and substantially higher stiffness.


Polymer Alumina Composite Material Tensile Test Niobium 
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© Chapman & Hall 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. T. Beals
    • 1
  • V. C. Nardone
    • 1
  1. 1.United Technologies Research CenterEast HartfordUSA

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