Ultrasonic Characterization of Ceramic-Ceramic Composites

  • J. B. Walter
  • L. A. Lott
  • K. L. Telschow


Ceramic-reinforced ceramic matrix composites are being developed for high temperature, high strength applications such as heat engine components, heat exchangers, and recuperators.[1] The particular material considered here is a SiC-fiber-reinforced SiC matrix composite formed by chemical vapor infiltration (CVI). The initial focus was on porosity, which has been linked to the material strength.[1] Ultrasonic attenuation and velocity were investigated since they were expected to be affected by the porosity in the material.[2–4]


Ultrasonic Velocity Piezoelectric Transducer Ultrasonic Pulse Ultrasonic Signal Ultrasonic Energy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Walter
    • 1
  • L. A. Lott
    • 1
  • K. L. Telschow
    • 1
  1. 1.Idaho National Engineering LaboratoryEG&G Idaho, Inc.Idaho FallsUSA

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