Chapter 43. Methodology to Predict Delayed Failure Due to Slow Crack Growth in Ceramic Tubular Components from Simple Specimens

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. O. Jadaan

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314180.ch43

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

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

Jadaan, O. (1993) Methodology to Predict Delayed Failure Due to Slow Crack Growth in Ceramic Tubular Components from Simple Specimens, 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.ch43

Author Information

  1. University of Wisconsin—Platteville, Platteville, WI

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375266

Online ISBN: 9780470314180

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Keywords:

  • parameters;
  • stress intensity;
  • parameters;
  • literature;
  • pressurized

Summary

The methodology to predict the lifetime of sintered α-silicon carbide (SASC) tubes subjected to slow crack growth (SCG) conditions involved the experimental determination of the SCG parameters for that material and the scaling analysis to project the stress rupture data from small specimens to large components. Dynamic fatigue testing, taking into account the effect of threshold stress intensity factor, of O-ring and compressed C-ring specimens was used to obtain the SCG parameters. These SCG parameters were in excellent agreement with those published in the literature and extracted from stress rupture tests of tensile and bend specimens. Two methods were used to predict the lifetimes of internally heated and pressurized SASC tubes. The first is a fracture mechanics approach that is well known in the literature. The second method uses a scaling analysis in which the stress rupture distribution of any specimen configuration can be predicted from one or more stress rupture data points of another.