Influence of Electric Fields on the Fracture Behavior of Ferroelectric Ceramics under Combined Electromechanical Loading
In this paper, fracture behavior of ferroelectric ceramics under combined electromechanical loading was investigated using moiré interferometry. It is found that the influence of electric field on fracture toughness is not very larger in the case that the directions of the poling, electric field and crack extension are perpendicular to each other. When the poling direction is parallel to the crack extension direction and both are perpendicular to the electric field direction, the normal strain measured reduced faster than that calculated by FEM with and without electrical loading as the distance away from the crack tip increases. Fracture toughness decreases obviously as the electric-field intensity increases.
Ichsan Setya Putra and Djoko Suharto
Z. W. Liu et al., "Influence of Electric Fields on the Fracture Behavior of Ferroelectric Ceramics under Combined Electromechanical Loading", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 306-308, pp. 1199-1204, 2006