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Processing and surface flaw tolerance of alumina bilayers

Montgomery, John K. and Faber, K. T. (2005) Processing and surface flaw tolerance of alumina bilayers. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 88 (2). pp. 287-292. ISSN 0002-7820. doi:10.1111/j.1551-2916.2005.00073.x.

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Alumina bilayers of different relative thicknesses and densities were produced with a strong interface using a modified gel-casting technique. Tolerance to surface damage is examined using biaxial flexure of disks damaged with a single Vickers indentation at various loads. The greatest surface flaw tolerance is seen in bilayers consisting of a thin porous layer on the tensile surface coupled to a thick dense layer. Here, the modulus mismatch causes redistribution of the applied stress, and fracture initiates at the internal porous-dense interface rather than at the surface from the introduced indentation flaw.

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Additional Information:© 2005 The American Ceramic Society. Manuscript No. 186540. Received November 20, 2002; approved October 1, 2004. Supported by the National Science Foundation through Grant #DMR-9800257. Presented at the 104th Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society, St. Louis, MO, May 1, 2002. (Paper No. AMECD-B-01-2002). The authors thank Mark Seniw for assistance with mechanical testing, and Kristen Pappacena and Thomas Wilkes for assistance with fractography.
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Official Citation:Montgomery, J. K. and Faber, K. T. (2005), Processing and Surface Flaw Tolerance of Alumina Bilayers. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 88: 287–292. doi: 10.1111/j.1551-2916.2005.00073.x
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