Chapter 25. Fatigue Crack Growth in Advanced Ceramic Materials
- John B. Wachtman Jr.
Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1993 The American Ceramic Society
Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 7/8
How to Cite
Raghuraman, S. and Stubbins, J. F. (2008) Fatigue Crack Growth in Advanced Ceramic Materials, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314180.ch25
- Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1993
Print ISBN: 9780470375266
Online ISBN: 9780470314180
- electron microscopy;
Two monolithic aluminas were tested in uniaxial cyclic tension in order to examine subcritical crack growth under cyclic fatigue conditions. The effects of grain size and R ratio were investigated. The influence of cyclic loading on some important toughening mechanisms (R-curve behavior) was analyzed. Examination by scanning and transmission electron microscopy was performed in order to identify the microstructural processes responsible for the damage in the materials.