SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1962

A Review of the Stress-Strain-Time-Temperature Behavior of Ceramics


Ceramic materials consist of mixtures of crystalline and vitreous components and usually include some porosity. As a result, no simple broad generalizations apply to all these materials. A review of their properties is based on the behavior of crystals, glasses, and complex mixtures. At room temperature, engineering ceramics are elastic solids and fail by brittle fracture; static fatigue (a time-dependent failure) is commonly observed. At high temperatures, time-dependent properties become increasingly important for both deformation and fracture behavior.

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Kingery, WD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Mass
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Developed by Committee: E37
Pages: 19–34
DOI: 10.1520/STP39394S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5674-6
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-5673-9