Basu, Debabrata and Sarkar, Bijit Kumar (1996) Toughness determination of zirconia toughened alumina ceramics from growth of indentation-induced cracks. Journal of Materials Research, 11 (12). pp. 3057-3063. ISSN 0884-2914

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Short surface cracks were generated by Vickers indentation on the polished surface of alumina and different zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) specimens, and their morphology was studied by serial sectioning. These cracks were grown in three-point bend tests under stepwise loading, and variation of toughness with crack extension was plotted to graphically separate the contributions from residual stress intensity and applied stress intensity factors. The plateau toughness determined from the intercept height of the crack extension plots exhibited an upward trend with zirconia content up to 15 vol% ZrO2 addition in the composition, which was proportional to the fraction of transformable tetragonal grains contributing to transformation toughening.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2012 07:00
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2016 14:47

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