Journal Published Online: 01 January 1987
Volume 15, Issue 1

A Compression Test for High Strength Ceramics



A new uniaxial compression test, developed for high strength ceramics, has successfully measured the strength of 94% alumina (Al2O3). Testing was done using a procedure developed specifically for obtaining strengths to 10 GPa on very difficult to machine ceramics. Strain gage analysis and fractographic observations confirmed that a uniaxial compressive stress state existed. Two existing test methods were also employed to measure the compressive strength of the alumina. Results from these tests are compared with the new methodology.

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Tracy, CA
Army Materials Technology Laboratory, Watertown, MA
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Stock #: JTE11547J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11547J