Chapter 17. Vickers Indentation Method Applied to the Characterization of Ceramic Glazes

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. L. Esposito,
  2. G. Carani,
  3. A. Tucci,
  4. S. Nuzziello and
  5. P. Generali

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch17

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1

How to Cite

Esposito, L., Carani, G., Tucci, A., Nuzziello, S. and Generali, P. (1994) Vickers Indentation Method Applied to the Characterization of Ceramic Glazes, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 95th Annual Meeting and the 1993 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares/Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 1 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314340.ch17

Author Information

  1. Italian Ceramic Center 40138 Bologna Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375297

Online ISBN: 9780470314340

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Keywords:

  • characterizing;
  • bulk;
  • substrate;
  • microstructural;
  • microscopy

Summary

The aim of this study was to examine the possibility of characterizing the proper surface and bulk hardness of ceramic tile layers and to collect information on the influence of the substrate on their properties. For this purpose, the Vickers indentation test was performed at different loads on the surface and on the cross section of glazed ceramic tiles. Microstructural examinations were made, with optical and scanning electron microscopy, to study the fracture mechanism and the influence of the different layers in glazed ceramic tiles.