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Analysis of a Microcrack Prototype and Its Implications for Microcrack Toughening

Cai, Hongda and Moran, B. and Faber, K. T. (1991) Analysis of a Microcrack Prototype and Its Implications for Microcrack Toughening. Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 74 (7). pp. 1695-1698. ISSN 0002-7820. doi:10.1111/j.1151-2916.1991.tb07164.x.

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The stress intensity factor, the volume, and the macroscopic dilatational strain associated with microcracking for various crack lengths and elastic mismatches are examined for a microcrack prototype, which consists of a penny-shaped crack in the center of spherical particle under residual hydrostatic tension. The results of these quantities and the implications for microcrack toughening are presented. The effects of elastic mismatch between the particle and matrix phases are emphasized.

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Additional Information:© 1997 The American Ceramic Society. Manuscript No. 197400. Received August 1, 1990: approved April 4, 1991. Presented in part at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society, Dallas TX, April 23, 1990 (Symposium on Ceramic Matrix Composites, Paper No. 12-SIVP-90). Support for H. C. and K. T. F. provided by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DMR-8896212.
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Subject Keywords:microcracking, composites, finite element analysis, strain, toughening
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