Testing Concepts for Ceramic Composite Materials

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The inherent homogeneity and anisotropy of ceramic composites (CMC) makes it a challenge to determine the material parameters needed for component design. The latest developments such as short fiber reinforced CMCs, extreme operating conditions and manufacturing-related limitations to sample geometry mean that CMCs need to be tested and assessed in modified trials such as diametral compression tests. Together with our industrial and research partners, we contribute our experiences to the standardization process.