Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 693–699 | Cite as

Analysis of flexural creep for an SiC fibre-reinforced Si3N4 composite

  • R. B. Thayer
  • J. -M. Yang


A numerical analysis for extracting the tensile and compressive creep power-law parameters from flexural test data is applied to an SiC fibre-reinforced hot-pressed Si3N4 composite. The evolution and steady-state conditions of the stress distribution during creep and the effect of neutral-plane migration on the creep behaviour are also analysed. Finally, the kinetics and mechanisms of high-temperature creep in the composite are discussed with respect to the results of the numerical analysis.


Polymer Migration Test Data Stress Distribution Creep Behaviour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Thayer
    • 1
  • J. -M. Yang
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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