Evaluating Mechanical Properties of Ceramics by Relative Methods
A relative method, defined as indirect approach to evaluate the material properties via the relationship between unknown properties and a known property, is proposed to estimate some properties that could not be measured by the traditional methods for ceramics. Experiments and theoretic analysis based on the relative method were carried out in this study to estimate the properties in following aspects: determining the temperature dependence of elastic modulus of some machineable ceramics by comparing the deflections; obtaining the modulus and strength of ceramic coatings supported by substrates, from the variation in properties of the rectangular beam samples before and after coating; estimating the residual stresses in tempered glass by comparing the change in the surface strength after strengthening.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Y. W. Bao et al., "Evaluating Mechanical Properties of Ceramics by Relative Methods", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 2406-2410, 2007