Connecting the macro and microstrain responses in technical porous ceramics. Part II : microcracking
Giovanni, Bruno, Efremov, Alexander M., An, Chong P., Wheaton, Bryan R. and Hughes, Darren J.. (2012) Connecting the macro and microstrain responses in technical porous ceramics. Part II : microcracking. Journal of Materials Science, Vol.47 (No.8). pp. 3674-3689. ISSN 0022-2461Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-011-6216-y
Following previous study on non-microcracked porous ceramics (SiC and alumina), we studied the micro and macrostrain response of honeycomb porous microcracked ceramics under applied uniaxial compressive stress. Cordierites of different porosities were compared. Both macroscopic and microscopic strains were measured, by extensometry and neutron diffraction, respectively. Lattice strains were determined using a single diffraction peak (steady-state neutron source) in both the axial and the transverse sample directions. Complementarily, we measured the macroscopic Young’s modulus of these materials as a function of temperature, at zero load, using high-temperature laser ultrasound spectroscopy. This allowed having a non-microcracked reference state for all the materials investigated. Confirming our previous study, we observed that macrostrain relaxation occurs at constant load, which is not observed in non-microcracked compounds, such as SiC. This relaxation effect increases as a function of porosity. Moreover, we generally observed a linear dependence of the diffraction modulus on porosity. However, for low and very high applied stress, the lattice strain behavior versus stress seems to be influenced by microcracking and shows considerable strain release, as already observed in other porous microcracked ceramics. We extended to microcracked porous ceramics (cordierite) the macro to microstrain and stress relations previously developed for non-microcracked ceramics, making use of the integrity factor (IF) model. Using the whole set of data available, the IF could also be calculated as a function of applied stress. It was confirmed that highly porous microcracked materials have great potential to become stiffer and more connected.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Materials Science|
|Official Date:||April 2012|
|Page Range:||pp. 3674-3689|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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