Title

Effect of Matrix Cracks on Damping in Unidirectional and Cross-Ply Ceramic Matrix Composites

Abstract

The paper elucidates the methods of estimating damping in ceramic matrix composites (CMC) with matrix cracks. Unidirectional composites with bridging matrix cracks and cross-ply laminates with tunneling cracks in transverse layers and bridging cracks in longitudinal layers are considered. It is shown that bridging matrix cracks dramatically increase damping in unidirectional CMC due to a dissipation of energy along damaged sections of the fiber-matrix interface (interracial friction). Such friction is absent in the case of tunneling cracks in transverse layers of cross-ply laminates where the changes in damping due to a degradation of the stiffness remain small. However, damping in cross-ply laminates abruptly increases, if bridging cracks appear in the longitudinal layers.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Ceramic Matrix Composites; Matrix Cracks; Damping

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2002 Sage Publications, All rights reserved.

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