Date of Award
Master of Science in Space Systems
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Marina B. Ruggles-Wrenn, PhD
The tensile creep behavior of an oxide-oxide ceramic matrix composite (CMC) was investigated at 1000 and 1100° C in laboratory air and steam. The oxide-oxide CMC studied in this research was Nextel™ 720/alumina-mullite (N720/AM). The composite consists of N720/fibers with 0°/90° fiber orientation and a porous alumina-mullite matrix. Tensile-strain behavior was investigated and tensile properties measured at 900, 1000 and 1100° C. The effect of loading rate on tensile properties of N720/AM ceramic matrix composite at 1100° C in steam was also examined. Creep-rupture tests were performed at 1100° C in laboratory air and steam, and at 1000° C only in steam.
DTIC Accession Number
Kutsal, Tolga, "Effect of Steam Environment on Creep Behavior of Nextel720/Alumina-Mullite Ceramic Matrix Composite at Elevated Temperature" (2009). Theses and Dissertations. 2429.