Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (7): 711-720.doi: 10.15541/jim20170421

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Research Progress on Micro-mechanical Property of Continuous Fiber-reinforced Ceramic Matrix Composites

Hai-Tao LIU1(), Ling-Wei YANG2, Shuang HAN1   

  1. 1. Science and Technology on Advanced Ceramic Fibers and Composites Laboratory, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
    2. IMDEA Materials Institute, Madrid 28906, Spain
  • Received:2017-08-30 Revised:2017-10-26 Online:2018-07-10 Published:2018-06-19
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (51202291)


Localized mechanical properties of composite components (fiber, matrix, and interface) are critical parameters bridging the composition, microstructure and macro-mechanical performance of continuous fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CFRCMCs). However, they are difficult to be acquired and decoupled from bulk composites based on the traditional macro-mechanical testing techniques, due to their limited testing volumes and complex heterogeneous composite structures. The above questions has been solved recently by novel nano/micro mechanical testing and focused ion beam milling (FIB) techniques, which provide powerful tools to quantify the micro-mechanical properties of CFRCMCs. In this paper, recent progress in micro-mechanical properties of CFRCMCs was firstly reviewed, with special emphasis on the in-situ modulus and toughness of ceramic fibers and matrix, and the shear property of fiber/matrix interface. Following that, a criterion based on the He-Hutchinson cracking model was proposed to predict the macro mechanical performance of CFRCMCs by using those micro-mechanical parameters.

Key words: ceramic matrix composites, micro-mechanics, nanoindentation, focused ion beam, review

CLC Number: 

  • TB323