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A Statistical Analysis of Crack Deflection as a Toughening Mechanism in Ceramic Materials

Faber, K. T. and Evans, A. G. and Drory, M. D. (1983) A Statistical Analysis of Crack Deflection as a Toughening Mechanism in Ceramic Materials. In: Measurements, transformations, and high-temperature fracture. Fracture mechanics of ceramics. No.6. Plenum Press , New York, NY, pp. 77-91. ISBN 0306410222.

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A coupled stress intensity probabilistic treatment of toughening by crack deflection around spherical second phase particles is presented. Both the tilting of the crack around particles and The twisting of the crack front between particles have been evaluated. Important features of the analysis include particle volume fraction effects on the toughening increment, and the absence of a particle size effect.

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Additional Information:© 1983 Plenum Press. This work has been supported by the U.S . Office of Naval Research, under Contract No. N00014-79-C-0159. Financial support for K. T. Faber has been provided by The Carborundum Company, Niagara Falls, N. Y.
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Series Name:Fracture mechanics of ceramics
Issue or Number:6
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