Journal Published Online: 01 November 1976
Volume 4, Issue 6

Methods for Determining the Strength of Brittle Materials in Compressive Stress States



Testing techniques capable of stressing brittle materials in any biaxial compressive stress state have been developed. The design of the specimen, the test devices, and the testing procedures are described in detail. Test results obtained with these techniques, which define the compressive biaxial failure envelope for WESGO AL-995 alumina, are presented. The general problems inherent in the compression testing of very strong brittle materials are discussed.

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Adams, M
IBM System Products Div., Essex Junction, Vt.
Sines, G
University of California Engineering College, Los Angeles, Calif.
Pages: 14
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ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11369J