Frank W. ZokProfessor
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
Phone: (805) 893-8699
|Professor Zok obtained his Ph.D. from McMaster University in 1989 and
joined the faculty of UCSB in 1990. His research interests concern the
mechanical and thermal properties of fiber-reinforced metal and ceramic
matrix composites and the development and validation of material models.
He is currently Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Ceramic
Society and Section Editor (Ceramics, Composites and intergrowths) for
Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science.
SELECT RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
J.A. Heathcote, X.-Y. Gong, J. Yang, U. Ramamurty and F.W. Zok, "In-Plane Mechanical Properties of an All-Oxide Ceramic Composite," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 82 , 2721?30, 1999.
J.C. McNulty and F.W. Zok, "Low Cycle Fatigue of Nicalon Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites," Comp. Sci. Tech., 59, 1597-1607, 1999.
C.G. Levi, F.W. Zok, J.-Y. Yang, M. Mattoni and J.P.A. Löfvander, "Microstructural Design of Stable Porous Matrices for All-Oxide Ceramic Composites," Zeitschrift für Metallkunde,90, 1037-1048, 1999.
K.R. McDonald, J.R. Dryden, A. Majumdar and F.W. Zok, "Thermal Conductance of Delamination Cracks in a Fiber Reinforced Ceramic Composite," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 83, 553-62, 2000.
K.R. McDonald, J.R. Dryden, A. Majumdar and F.W. Zok, "A Photothermal Technique for the Determination of the Thermal Conductance of Interfaces and Cracks," J. Heat Transfer, Trans ASME, 122, 10-14, 2000.
F.W. Zok, "Fracture and Fatigue of Continuous Fiber-Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites," in Comprehensive Composite Materials, 3, eds. A. Kelly and C. Zweben, Pergamon, pp. 189-220, 2000.
J.C. McNulty, M.R. Begley and F.W. Zok, "In-Plane Fracture Resistance of a Cross-Ply Fibrous Monolith," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 84, 367-375, 2001.
J.C. McNulty, M.Y. He and F.W. Zok, "Notch Sensitivity of Fatigue Life in a Sylramic˘/SiC Composite at Elevated Temperature," Composites Science and Technology, 61, 1331-1338, 2001.
F.W. Zok and C.G. Levi, "Mechanical Properties of Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composites," Advanced Engineering Materials, 3, No. 1-2, 15-23, 2001.
J.R. Dryden and F.W. Zok, "Thermal Phase Lag in a Solid Containing Periodic Planar Cracks," Int. J. Heat and Mass Trans., in press, 2001.
K.R. McDonald, J.R. Dryden and F.W. Zok, "Effects of Matrix Cracks on the Thermal Diffusivity of a Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composite," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., in press, 2001.
M. Mattoni, J.-Y. Yang. C.G. Levi and F.W. Zok, "Effects of a Matrix Density on the Mechanical Properties of a Porous-Matrix, All-Oxide Ceramic Composite," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., in press, 2001.
J. Dryden and F.W. Zok, "Thermal Resistance of Bridged Cracks in Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites," J. Applied Physics, 89, 4599-4611, 2001.
E.A.V. Carelli, H. Fujita, J.Y. Yang and F.W. Zok, "Effects of Thermal Aging on the Mechanical Properties of a Porous-Matrix Ceramic Composite", submitted to J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 2001.
F.W. Zok, "Fracture Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Ceramic Composites," to appear in Second Edition of ASM International Engineered Materials Handbook, Vol. 1: Composites, 2001.
M. Y. He, D. Singh*, J.C. McNulty and F.W. Zok, "Thermal
Expansion of Unidirectional and Cross-Ply Fibrous Monoliths", submitted
to Comp. Sci. Tech., 2001.