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A critical phase in the life-cycle of a material is the transition from the development stage to that of design and industrial application. Advanced technical ceramics are currently in this phase and their future market depends on the availability of a robust set of standards for test methods which allow their mechanical and thermal properties to be determined in a reliable and reproducible way. In Europe, standardization on continuous fibre reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CFCC) officially started in 1989, when CEN TC 184 on Advanced Technical Ceramics was launched. The scope of TC 184 covers testing methods, and no efforts are paid to the development of material and product standards as yet. The work programmes of TC 184 in the area of CFCCs, aimed at the establishing test methods for the generation of reliable data for design purposes.

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Authors: STEEN M, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Journal of Engineering for Gas turbines and Power
Record Number: 199610238 / Last updated on: 1996-03-18
Original language: en
Available languages: en