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Continuous fibre reinforced ceramic matrix composites are a novel class of materials with promising potential for load bearing applications at high temperatures. Accordingly their mechanical properties are the subject of much interest. Comparison of the test results from different sources has been hampered, however, by the lack of standardised testing procedures, particularly for the characterisation of the long-term high temperature properties. This contribution highlights the experimental problems involved in testing these materials, as well as the on-going standardisation efforts in Europe.

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Authors: STEEN M, JRC Petten (NL);BRESSERS J, JRC Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 1st ESA-ESTEC Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems, Noordwijk, May 5-7, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37696 ORA
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