Laser machining of ceramic matrix composites

J. W. Carroll, J. A. Todd, W. A. Ellingson, B. J. Polzin

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Laser machining of dense silicon carbide/silicon carbide (SiC/SiC) woven composites and green silicon nitride/boron nitride (SNBN) fibrous monolithic composites has been investigated. Surface roughness profiles along the machined surfaces show that a lower arithmetic average surface roughness (Ra) for green SNBN ceramics and a Ra near the as-received value for silicon carbide/silicon carbide ceramic composites, can be achieved. Optical microscopy and SEM observations of heat-affected zones show very little thermal damage in either material.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-330
Number of pages8
JournalCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2000
Event24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures:A - Cocoa Beach, FL, USA
Duration: Jan 23 2000Jan 28 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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