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ASTM C1359 – Monotonic Tensile Strength Testing of Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramics

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ASTM C1359 is a method for the determination of tensile strength including stress-strain behavior under monotonic uniaxial loading of continuous fiber-reinforced advanced ceramics at elevated temperatures. Touchstone has environmental chambers that are capable of reaching temperatures of to 2500°F.

Tensile strength as used in this test method refers to the tensile strength obtained under monotonic uniaxial loading where monotonic refers to a continuous nonstop test rate with no reversals from test initiation to final fracture.

This test method applies primarily to advanced ceramic matrix composites with continuous fiber reinforcement; uni-directional (1-D), bi-directional (2-D), and tri-directional (3D) or other multi-directional reinforcements. In addition, this test method may also be used with glass (amorphous) matrix composites with 1-D, 2-D, 3-D and other multi-directional continuous fiber reinforcements.

Although this test method was not designed to address discontinuous fiber-reinforced, whisker-reinforced, or particulate-reinforced ceramics, these test methods can be applicable to these composites.

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Reference: ASTM C1359 – Standard Test Method for Monotonic Tensile Strength Testing of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Ceramics with Solid Rectangular Cross-Section Specimens at Elevated Temperature.