Quantitative Description of Overlaps on Sialon Ceramics Fractures by the Multifractal Method
A quantitative description of overlaps on fractures in sialon ceramics, is presented in the paper. A conventional analysis, aiming at the determination of the percentage share of overlaps on the basis of quantitative fractography, was preceded by stereometric/fractal analyses. They enabled the selection of representative sections of samples and then, the production of transverse microsections in those places for an analysis of the fractures’ profiles using the light microscopy method and fractographic image analysis. Based on the compared results from both methods, a successful verification was made of the research methodology developed earlier for sintered carbides and proven for a chromium-molybdenum steel.
J. Dusza, R. Danzer, R. Morrell and G.D. Quinn
S. Stach et al., "Quantitative Description of Overlaps on Sialon Ceramics Fractures by the Multifractal Method", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 409, pp. 394-401, 2009