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Mechanical Testing and Evaluation

Edited by
Howard Kuhn
Howard Kuhn
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Dana Medlin
Dana Medlin
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ASM International
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-176-4
Publication date:
2000
Book Chapter

Fracture Toughness of Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites

By
J.H. Miller
J.H. Miller
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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P.K. Liaw
P.K. Liaw
The University of Tennessee
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Knoxville
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Published:
2000
Page range:
654 - 664

Abstract

This article introduces the concepts of linear-elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics (EPFM). It reviews the fracture mechanics of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites (CMCs). The article describes some fracture toughness measurement techniques used on ceramics and CMCs: single edge notch bending, compact tension, double cantilever beam testing, chevron notch methods, and double torsion. It presents descriptions organized by their specimen types, and includes the advantages and disadvantages, as well as the experimental control schemes employed for each specimen type.

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J.H. Miller, P.K. Liaw, 2000. "Fracture Toughness of Ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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