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Comparison of zirconia toughened alumina fracture toughness obtained from Vickers indentation by applying various equations

Roslan, Alida and Manshor, Hanisah and Ahmad Azhar, Ahmad Zahirani (2019) Comparison of zirconia toughened alumina fracture toughness obtained from Vickers indentation by applying various equations. In: International Conference on X-Rays and Related Techniques in Research and Industry 2018, ICXRI 2018, 18 - 19 August 2018, Grand Riverview Hotel, Kota Bharu, Kelantan.

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Alumina ceramics (Al 2 O 3 ) displays excellent mechanical properties highly demanded in various fields of application. However, low fracture toughness (K IC ) property of the alumina ceramics limits their functionability such as heavy-duty forming tools and refractories. Adding a second composition, yttria stabilized zirconia was aimed to improve the K IC property of alumina ceramics, producing a zirconia toughened alumina (ZTA) ceramics composite. Vickers indentation technique was employed in this work to determine the hardness and K IC of ZTA ceramics as it requires only a small area of samples surface to be tested and is cost effective. ZTA ceramic composite was indented with 1 kgf load, three indentations each. The average hardness from the Vickers hardness testing of ZTA was recorded and the crack length was measured using scanning electron microscope (SEM). There is a wide variety of empirical equations available to determine the K IC for Vickers hardness test, however most of the equations are said not to be in a good agreement with the K IC value obtained from three point bending test. Thus, hardness and crack length parameters were incorporated in the various empirical equations available to measure the fracture toughness value. It was shown that the crack propagation follows Palmqvist model, and Eq. 4 (K IC =0.0134 (E/H v ) 1/2 (P/c 3/2 )) is the most suitable in determining the K IC of ZTA.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 8089/73149
Uncontrolled Keywords: Zirconia; Alumina fracture;Vickers indentation; Various equations
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP200 Manufacture and use of chemicals
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Ahmad Zahirani Ahmad Azhar
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2019 11:52
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2019 15:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73149

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