Analysis of Damage in a Ceramic Matrix Composite Academic Article uri icon


  • Mechanisms of damage and the associated mechanical response are stud ied for a unidirectionally fiber-reinforced ceramic matrix composite subjected to uniaxial tensile loading parallel to fibers. A multi-stage development of damage is identified, and for each stage the governing mechanisms are discussed. For distributed matrix micro cracking a continuum damage model is used as the basis for describing the associated stress-strain behavior. A simplified analysis of frictional sliding at the fiber/matrix inter face is made to elucidate its effect on the stress-strain response.

published proceedings

  • International Journal of Damage Mechanics

author list (cited authors)

  • Srensen, B. F., & Talreja, R.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Sørensen, Bent F||Talreja, Ramesh

publication date

  • July 1993