Fracture of Monoliths Fabricated by Stacking Water Processed Green Ceramic Tapes
A lamination technique for joining ceramic green tapes fabricated from aqueous ceramic slurries via tape casting process is investigated. Monolithic pieces with varying compositions within the Al2O3 / t-ZrO2 system were fabricated by gluing the constituent tapes and pressing at room temperature. The quality of the interfaces between the different tapes in sintered specimens was evaluated by means of the fracture behavior of the pieces during the ball on three balls test. Different fracture patterns were found as a function of pressure and the characteristics of the tapes. Large scale interface defects led to delamination during fracture whereas no critical defects could be observed in the smooth fracture surfaces. Small scale interface defects were revealed by fracture.
J. Dusza, R. Danzer and R. Morrell
J. Gurauskis et al., "Fracture of Monoliths Fabricated by Stacking Water Processed Green Ceramic Tapes", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 290, pp. 203-207, 2005