WIT Press


Cyclic Fatigue Crack Growth Characteristics For SiC Whisker-reinforced Alumina Matrix Composite

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/FR980251

Volume

19

Pages

10

Published

1998

Size

917 kb

Author(s)

F. Tamai & K. Hirano

Abstract

It is important to characterise the fatigue damage tolerant behaviour of engineering ceramics widely used in structural applications. Cyclic fatigue crack growth tests were conducted for SiC whisker-reinforced alumina matrix composites in order to clarify the influence of whisker reinforcement on cyclic fatigue crack growth resistance for alumina ceramics. 1 Introduction In general, structural integrity depend basically on a material's performance under cyclic loading It is therefore important to clarify the fatigue characteristics of engineering ceramics widely used in structural applications. Although relatively little res

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