Chapter 19. Fatigue Crack Growth in Ceramics and Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr
  1. K. Sadananda1 and
  2. A. K. Vasudevan2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314715.ch19

Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 4

Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 4

How to Cite

Sadananda, K. and Vasudevan, A. K. (2008) Fatigue Crack Growth in Ceramics and Composites, in Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 16, Issue 4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314715.ch19

Author Information

  1. 1

    Code 6323, Materials Science and Technology Division, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington D.C. 20375

  2. 2

    Office of Naval Research, 800 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22217.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375372

Online ISBN: 9780470314715

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Keywords:

  • fatigue;
  • implications;
  • irreversibility;
  • monotonic;
  • plasticity

Summary

Fatigue crack growth in ceramics, and their composites published in the literature has been examined in the light of the new concepts developed by the authors. It is shown that the general classification of fatigue crack growth phenomenon can be readily applicable to fatigue crack growth in ceramics and other brittle materials. Application of these concepts, and their implications are discussed briefly taking published data in the literature.