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The mastercurve approach was employed to investigate the response of a satin weave and a plain weave reinforced C(f)/SiC under tensile loading at both room and high temperatures. For each sample, the mastercurve has been used to determine the magnitude of the axial residual stresses and to derive the true values of the constituents' properties, namely the first additional matrix cracking stress and the fiber fracture stress. It is shown that the waviness of the fiber reinforcement affects the matrix cracking stress, but that the in-situ fiber strength properties are not influenced by the type of the weave.

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Authors: STEEN M, IAM, JRC-Geel (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ASTM, Seattle (US), 18th May (1999)
Availability: Available free of charge from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, Ispra (IT)
Record Number: 200011832 / Last updated on: 2000-02-25
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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