Enhanced fracture toughness by ceramic laminate design
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) Enhanced fracture toughness by ceramic laminate design. ADVANCES IN APPLIED CERAMICS, 104 (3). pp. 103-109. ISSN 1743-6753Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/174367605X16671
A review of the potential toughening and failure mechanisms for ceramic laminate materials is presented. An integrated approach to the design of ceramic laminates incorporating biaxial residual stresses for specific applications is outlined. Restrictions placed on the laminate architecture to avoid spontaneous transverse cracking of the tensile layer are discussed. The phenomena of edge cracking and crack bifurcation are considered with reference to elastic moduli, Poisson's ratio, mismatch in thermal expansion coefficients, temperature gradient and laminate architecture. The use of compressive layers to produce a material that exhibits a threshold strength and criteria for increasing the critical applied stress below which failure will not occur are reported. A single edge V-notched beam (SEVNB) test geometry was used to measure crack growth resistance (R curve) behaviour of multilayer Si3N4/Si3N4-TiN composites. Fracture mechanics weight function analysis was applied to predict the R curve behaviour of multilayer composites having a stepwise change in composition. A conservative, non-optimised laminate design exhibiting apparent fracture toughness in excess of 17 MPa m(1/2) is reported, in excellent agreement with the weight function analysis.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TP Chemical technology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ADVANCES IN APPLIED CERAMICS|
|Official Date:||June 2005|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 103-109|
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