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The friction and wear characteristics of a new ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material, long carbon fibre reinforced silicon nitride, were determined against a 100Cr6 steel and Al(2)O(3). A comparison was made with the wear characteristics of an unreinforced commercial monolithic silicon nitride. The sliding tests were carried out on a pin-on-disk machine at room temperature, in non-lubricated sliding contact. The performance of the composites in wear applications has been shown to depend strongly on composite quality, the geometry of fibre distribution, completeness of matrix infiltration and the surface defect population of the composites.

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Authors: VEYRET J B, JRC Petten (NL);PLUNKETT L M, JRC Petten (NL);BULLOCK E, JRC Petten (NL);FARRIES P M, University of Cambridge (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Fibre Reinforced Composites, London (GB), March 29-31, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38219 ORA
Record Number: 199410488 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en