Fiber diameter variation-sample preparation and analysis

G. E. Youngblood, C. R. Eiholzer, C. A. Lewinsohn, R. H. Jones, Akira Hasegawa, A. Kohyama

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The fiber diameter variation from fiber-to-fiber within a tow and along single filament lengths was examined by image analysis and scanning electron microscopy. Four SiC-based fibers - Hi-Nicalon; Hi-Nicalon type S; Tyranno SA; and Dow Sylramic, were studied. A modified three-parameter Weibull analysis was used to examine the fiber strengths and strength distribution. The polymer-derived SiC-based fibers exhibited large variation in diameter fiber-to-fiber across a tow and along filaments within a tow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)481-486
Number of pages6
JournalCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 23rd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
Duration: 1999 Jan 251999 Jan 29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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