The proposed project is to manufacture a C-SiC honeycomb structure to use as a high temperature material in advanced aircraft, spacecraft and industrial applications. The proposers will fabricate a carbon fiber honeycomb structure. The structure will be charred and then converted to C-SiC by means of chemical vapor infiltration. The resultant material will then be tested mechanically at ambient, at high temperature and then at ambient after high temperature exposure.
Potential NASA Commercial Applications: The resultant material would be adaptable to industrial applications, especially those currently utilizing silicon carbide. The high density of silicon carbide could be mitigated by utilizing SiC honeycomb.