Investigations of the Mechanical Properties of an Alumina Toughened Zirconia Ceramic for an Application in Joint Prostheses
The objectives of this study were to investigate the mechanical properties of a ZrO2- Al2O3 composite ceramic. The mechanical strenght, wear behaviour and phase composition of the ceramic composite were analysed. The tested material showed a significantly higher bending strength compared to Al2O3- and ZrO2-Ceramic. According to the results of ring-on-disc, the wear rates were comparable to the Al2O3-Ceramic.
Panjian Li, Kai Zhang and Clifford W. Colwell, Jr.
S. Begand et al., "Investigations of the Mechanical Properties of an Alumina Toughened Zirconia Ceramic for an Application in Joint Prostheses ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 284-286, pp. 1019-1022, 2005