Comparative study of the surface roughness of Nicalon and Tyranno silicon carbide fibres

Eddy Vanswijgenhoven, Konstantina Lambrinou, Martine Wevers, Omer Van Der Biest

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The fibre roughness plays an important role in the mechanical response of fibre-reinforced ceramic matrix composites. With this in mind, the surface roughness of six different silicon carbide fibre grades was investigated using atomic force microscopy. Values for both the roughness amplitude and wavelength are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1417-1423
Number of pages7
JournalComposites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1998
Externally publishedYes


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