Chapter 48. Environmental Effects in Toughened Ceramics
- William Smothers
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 1987 The American Ceramic Society, Inc.
11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8
How to Cite
Hecht, N. L., McCullum, D. E., Graves, G. A. and Jang, S. D. (1987) Environmental Effects in Toughened Ceramics, in 11th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 8, Issue 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320402.ch48
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 1987
Print ISBN: 9780470374733
Online ISBN: 9780470320402
- toughened ceramics;
- DOE ceramic technology;
- dynamic fatigue methods;
A study is being conducted on the effects of environment on the mechanical behavior of transformation toughened ceramics for advanced heat engine applications. The primary goal of this program is to determine the effects of environment on toughening, strength, and crystal structure in commercially available transformation-toughened ceramics. Emphasis is focused on understanding the mechanisms responsible for environmentally induced strength degradation and crystal changes in the temperature range of 25° to 1050°C. The information and insight obtained from this program will be used to evaluate long-term applicability of toughened zirconia as diesel engine components.