Author(s): J.M. Hausmann, C. Leyens & W.A. Kaysser
Metal matrix composites are gaining popularity for several applications where
high performance materials are needed.
Titanium matrix composites
continuously reinforced by silicon carbide fibres are under development for
applications in aeroengines.
Their use in blades, rings and shafts promises a
significant weight reduction and performance improvement due to their high
specific strength and stifhess.
Since the aerospace industry requires high
reliability of the materials used, models for predicting failure and life time are of
Predicting models based on the properties of the single
constituents of the composite are most suitable to reduce the number of
experiments and to develop methodologies to improve specific mechanical
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Paper DOI: 10.2495/CMEM030101
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