The Role of Microstructure on the Fracture Behaviour and Statistics of Advanced Ceramics

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Title: The Role of Microstructure on the Fracture Behaviour and Statistics of Advanced Ceramics
Authors: McNamara, Declan
Alveen, Patricia
Carolan, Declan
et al.
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Date: Sep-2013
Online since: 2014-09-29T15:33:36Z
Abstract: Strength data of three advanced ceramics were fitted to the Weibull, normal and lognormal distributions. The three ceramics had similar grain size and varied in binder content. The role of microstructure in the failure mechanism of such ceramics was analysed in terms of the chosen strength distributions. The best-fit distributions were determined using the maximum log-likelihood criteria and a comparison between the best and worst fit was conducted using the Akaike Information Criteria (AIC). Both large and small samples were tested to investigate possible scaling effects for these ceramics. It was found that for two of the three ceramics tested that a lognormal distribution rather then the conventionally used Weibull distribution was preferable in characterising the strength data. A small drop in strength was noticed between large and small samples but this trend was not thought to be a result of scaling rather due to the decrease in binder content.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Trans Tech Publications
Journal: Key Engineering Materials
Volume: 577-578
Start page: 57
End page: 60
Copyright (published version): 2013 Trans Tech Publications
Keywords: Advanced ceramicsFractureStrength statistics
DOI: 10.4028/
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Mechanical & Materials Engineering Research Collection

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