Thermal shock fracture behaviour of ZrO2 based ceramics

M. Ishitsuka, Tsugio Sato, T. Endo, M. Shimada

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    Thermal shock fracture behaviour of alumina, mullite, silicon carbide, silicon nitride and various kinds of zirconia based ceramics, such as magnesia partially stabilized zirconia (Mg-PSZ), yttria and ceria doped tetragonal zirconia polycrystals (Y-TZP and Ce-TZP), Y-TZP/Al2O3 composites and yttria doped cubic stabilized zirconia (Y-CSZ), was evaluated by the quenching method using water, methyl alcohol and glycerin as quenching media. Thermal shock fracture of all materials seemed to proceed by the thermal stress due to convective heat transfer accompanied by boiling of the solvents under the present experimental conditions. Thermal shock resistance of zirconia based ceramics increased with increasing the fracture strength, but that of Y-TZP and Y-TZP/Al2O3 composites was anormalously lower than the predicted value.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4057-4061
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Materials Science
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 1989 Nov 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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