A Database for Material Design of C/SiC Composites
Continuous carbon fiber reinforced silicon carbide composite material (C/SiC) is one of the most effective candidate materials for hot structures in aeronautic and aerospace applications. Its performances in the complicated service environments are widely concerned. A database, aiming at optimized design of C/SiC, was developed. The database collected original data on the fabrication, microstructure of C/SiC, as well as abundant data on performance experiments including tension, compression, shear, fatigue, creep, oxidation, high-temperature fatigue, and so on. The logic structure of the database, modeled by unified modeling language, provides a data link that connecting the processing, microstructure and performance of C/SiC, so that users can conveniently create a test result set to build the mathematical model of material design. Efficient software was developed to realize management, browsing and extension of the database.
Linli Xu, Wenya Tian and Elwin Mao
S. L. Lv et al., "A Database for Material Design of C/SiC Composites", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 80-81, pp. 444-447, 2011