ISO 20323:2018 specifies the conditions for the determination of tensile properties of ceramic matrix composite tubes with continuous fibre-reinforcement at ambient temperature in air atmospheric pressure. This document is specific to the tubular geometries since fibre architecture and specimen geometry factors are distinctly different in composite tubes than in flat specimens.
ISO 20323:2018 provides information on the uniaxial tensile properties and tensile stress-strain response such as tensile strength and strain, tensile elastic modulus and Poisson's ratio. The information may be used for material development, control of manufacturing (quality insurance), material comparison, characterization, reliability and design data generation for tubular components.
ISO 20323:2018 addresses, but is not restricted to, various suggested test piece fabrication methods. It applies primarily to ceramic and/or glass matrix composite tubes with a continuous fibrous-reinforcement: unidirectional (1D filament winding and tape lay-up), bi-directional (2D braid and weave) and tri-directional (xD, with 2 < x < 3), loaded along the tube axis.
Values expressed in this document are in accordance with the International System of Units (SI).
NOTE In most cases, ceramic matrix composites to be used at high temperature in air are coated with an antioxidation coating.