F1700 Chamber Rated to 1,600C

Advanced engineering ceramics have a number of material properties that have made them one of the most important classes of engineering materials. Ceramics have an extremely high elastic modulus, maintain consistent performance at elevated temperatures, and have great resistance to wear and corrosion, which has contributed to their widespread use as bearing surfaces, heat resistance, and insulation applications. The ability for ceramics to perform at high temperature has made them the go to material for high end automobile brake rotors and pads, space re-entry vehicle heat shields, and ball bearings in high speed and high temperature applications. The use of fiber reinforcement with a ceramic matrix provides an increase in tensile strength and fracture resistance, making ceramics a viable material for structural applications. The system shown is designed to produce controlled temperatures to 3100F and the ability to perform creep and modulus of rupture tests on ceramic materials. ASTM and ISO have developed standard test methods to aid in the proper testing of the wide variety ceramic materials. These tests address the various applications of ceramic materials and environments in which they will be used. Popular standards for testing ceramic materials at high temperatures are ASTM C1291 for tensile creep of monolithic ceramics, ASTM C1337 for tensile creep of continuous fiber reinforced ceramics, ASTM C1359 for rectangular shaped continuous fiber reinforced ceramics, ASTM C1366 for monolithic ceramics, and ISO 22215 for tensile creep of monolithic and particulate reinforced ceramics.

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