Silicon carbide matrix composite with increased fracture toughness and thermal shock resistance
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Ceramic matrix composites are expected to replace the conventional alloys/metal components in the aircraft engines. While maintaining its thermal shock resistance and fracture toughness, this novel SiC fiber-reinforced SiC material is free from fiber/matrix interface thus does not require a costly process to control interface thickness to prevent its oxidation.
Primary Application Area: Defense & Transportation
Technology Development Status: Prototype
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
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Value Proposition: This new SiC matrix composite does not have fiber/matrix interface that is weak against the oxidative degradation. It does not require a costly process to control the interface thickness that is a bottleneck for large-scale production.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Showcase Booth #: 27T
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Primary Sources of Funding: University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners