Damage in oxidized titanium metal matrix composites Conference Paper uri icon


  • The oxidation effects on surface crack development of oxidized Ti 15-3 and Ti -21S Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) unidirectional laminates under applied mechanical loading are investigated in the present study. Experimental results of surface crack development as a function of applied load are presented. An approximate mechanical model is established and a stress analysis of an oxidized laminate with surface cracks is performed. To simplify the analysis, motivated by experimental observation, a periodic distribution of surface cracks in the oxide layer is assumed. The critical value of the applied mechanical load, which is necessary for the formation of new cracks, as a function of crack density and phase transformation induced eigenstrain are studied.

published proceedings

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Materials Division (Publication) MD

author list (cited authors)

  • Lagoudas, D. C., Xu, S., Miller, D., & Allen, D. H.

complete list of authors

  • Lagoudas, DC||Xu, S||Miller, D||Allen, DH

publication date

  • December 1996