Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 22, pp 5787–5793 | Cite as

A new criterion for determining the failure of Ti/SiC metal-matrix composites

  • J. V. Tesha
  • D. J. Stephenson
  • P. Hancock


The failure of titanium metal-matrix composites (MMCs) strengthened with monofilament carbon-coated sigma SiC fibres has been studied following exposure at a temperature of 900‡C. Statistical analysis of the data shows that the time to penetration of the carbon layer on the as-received carbon-coated sigma monofilament (SiC+C) can be used as a failure criterion for these composites. The same technique can also be used as a measure of the effectiveness of different diffusion barrier coatings.


Polymer Titanium Material Processing Failure Criterion Diffusion Barrier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. V. Tesha
    • 1
  • D. J. Stephenson
    • 1
  • P. Hancock
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Industrial and Manufacturing ScienceCranfield UniversityCranfieldUK

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