Chapter 5. Fracture Toughness of Ceramics by the Vickers Indentation Crack Length Method: A Critical Review

  1. Rajan Tandon,
  2. Andrew Wereszczak and
  3. Edgar Lara-Curzio
  1. George D. Quinn

Published Online: 27 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291313.ch5

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics II: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 27, Issue 2

Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics II: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 27, Issue 2

How to Cite

Quinn, G. D. (2006) Fracture Toughness of Ceramics by the Vickers Indentation Crack Length Method: A Critical Review, in Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics II: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 27, Issue 2 (eds R. Tandon, A. Wereszczak and E. Lara-Curzio), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291313.ch5

Author Information

  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology 100 Bureau Drive Gaithersburg, MD, 20899–8529

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470080528

Online ISBN: 9780470291313

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Keywords:

  • ASTM;
  • SCF;
  • CNB;
  • JIS;
  • SEVNB

Summary

Fracture toughness is an important property that characterizes a material's brittleness or resistance to fracture. Although some fracture toughness test methods have been refined and even standardized, many researchers have continued to use the Vickers indentation crack length method as an expedient. In this paper, Vickers indentation fracture resistance data for Standard Reference Material SRM 2100 are presented and the weak points of the method are reviewed.