Cyclic Fatigue of Alumina Ceramics as Evaluated by Modified Small Punch Tests


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Fatigue behaviors of conventional alumina ceramics in cyclic loading with hemisphere and cylinder punches are investigated with modified small punch (MSP) tests. Residual strengths are used to quantify the degree of fatigue damage. The dependences of the residual MSP strength on loading mode, cyclic loading magnitude, frequency, and puncher shape have been discussed in detail. Fatigue behavior studies could be very convenient and effective because MSP tests could perform the cyclic loading and then evaluate the residual strength consistently and effectively.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 336-338)

Edited by:

Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong




Z. Xiong et al., "Cyclic Fatigue of Alumina Ceramics as Evaluated by Modified Small Punch Tests", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 336-338, pp. 2426-2428, 2007

Online since:

April 2007




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