Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 26, Issue 5, pp 1216–1222 | Cite as

Effect of temperature on interfacial shear strengths of SiC-glass interfaces

  • H. M. Chou
  • M. W. Barsoum
  • M. J. Koczak


The in situ temperature dependencies of both the debonding, τd, and frictional, τf, shear stresses of a C-coated 140 μm SiC monofilament (Textron SCS-6 SiC fibre) were measured using the single fibre pullout-test. Two matrices, a borosilicate (7740 Corning Glass) and a soda-lime (Thomas Scientific) with different thermal expansion coefficients, were tested. At lower temperatures both τd and τf were found to decrease linearly with increasing temperature as a result of the relaxation of the residual stresses developed during processing, which were compressive in both cases. The stress free debonding shear stress for the borosilicate matrix was found to be 3.5 ± 1 M Pa and the friction coefficient between that matrix and the fibres was calculated to be 0.18. Fibre oxidation are believed to be responsible for enhanced bonding between the fibres and the borosilicate matrix at higher temperatures which results in an increase in both τd and τf. The large thermal expansion mismatch between the soda-lime matrix and the SiC fibres resulted in radial cracking of the former during processing. A technique is described where the whole temperature dependence of the interfacial shear stresses can be measured by a single specimen.


Shear Stress Residual Stress Shear Strength Interfacial Shear Interfacial Shear Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. M. Chou
    • 1
  • M. W. Barsoum
    • 1
  • M. J. Koczak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Materials EngineeringDrexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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