IAM - Ceramic Materials and Technologies

Crack growth data from dynamic tests under contact loading

  • Author:

    Fett, T.; Creek, D.; Badenheim, D.; Oberacker, R.

  • Source:

    JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY 24 (2004), 7, 2049–2054 

  • Crack growth data from dynamic tests under contact loading?

Abstract

Bending and contact strength tests at different loading rates were carried out on a commercial alumina. From the comparison of the two strength tests, it was found that the investigated alumina does not exhibit any subcritical crack growth under contact loading, although a strong subcritical crack growth effect is obvious in bending tests. The different behaviour call be explained as the consequence of mode-II failure accompanied with K-1 < 0 in the contact strength tests and of pure mode-I failure (i.e. K-1 > 0) in the bending tests.