Chapter 38. Mechanical Performance of Ceramic Tile

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. G. Carani and
  2. G. Timellini

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313183.ch38

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2

Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Carani, G. and Timellini, G. (1991) Mechanical Performance of Ceramic Tile, in Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 12, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313183.ch38

Author Information

  1. Italian Ceramic Center Bologna, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374979

Online ISBN: 9780470313183

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Keywords:

  • ceramic tile;
  • building materials;
  • italian ceramic center;
  • dry pressing;
  • wall tile

Summary

In support of the activity of Working Group 1 of the ISO Technical Committee 189, in relation to the standardization of the testing methods for mechanical characteristics of ceramic floor and wall tile, a study was undertaken of the relationships between water absorption, modulus of rupture, and breaking strength, determined according to the EN 100 and ASTM C 648 standards, and thickness and format of the tile. The results obtained show the correctness of the choice made by WG1, and in addition provide further understanding of the phenomena involved as well as some interesting indications in regard to more correct and knowledgeable use of ceramic floor and wall tile.