Visco-elasticity in alumina ceramics at room temperature

A. T. Yokobori, C. Y. Jian, T. Adachi, T. Yokobori

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The decrease in the fracture strength of alumina ceramics at room temperature has usually been assumed to be caused by the effect of stress corrosion. However, at high temperatures, a viscous deformation will occur due to a glass-like phase which exists in the grain boundary. A study of the relation of the fracture strength of an alumina ceramics smooth specimen at room temperature to the visco-elastic property was performed. Mechanical tests and visco-elastic analysis, has shown that the fracture strength of this kind is controlled by the visco-elasticity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3347-3352
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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