Chapter 30. Micromechanics Principles Applied to Fracture Propagation in Porcelain Stoneware Tiles

  1. William M. Carty
  1. C. Leonelli,
  2. F. Bondioli,
  3. P. Veronesi,
  4. V. Cannillo,
  5. M. Romagnoli and
  6. T. Manfredini

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294673.ch30

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 2

How to Cite

Leonelli, C., Bondioli, F., Veronesi, P., Cannillo, V., Romagnoli, M. and Manfredini, T. (2001) Micromechanics Principles Applied to Fracture Propagation in Porcelain Stoneware Tiles, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 22, Issue 2 (ed W. M. Carty), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294673.ch30

Author Information

  1. University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Modena, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375723

Online ISBN: 9780470294673

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Keywords:

  • micromechanics;
  • fracture propagation;
  • porcelain stoneware tiles;
  • com-posite materials;
  • microstructural investigation

Summary

This work illustrates the possibility of discussing the mechanical properties of porcelain stoneware tiles with a scientific approach typically used in the investigation of the composite materials. Moreover, a thorough microstructural investigation was conducted to determine if the addition of selected low-cost minerals would improve mechanical properties. The minerals tested were quartz, mullite, and kyanite. Uniaxially pressed samples were submitted to the same industrial firing schedule ond tested according to European tile standards before further microstructural analysis.