Accession Number:

AD0754826

Title:

An Experimental Study on the Compressive Biaxial Strength of Ceramics.

Descriptive Note:

Annual technical rept. no. 2, 9 Nov 71-31 Oct 72,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV LOS ANGELES SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

Four successful 21 biaxial compression tests were performed on Wesgo AL-995 alumina. The average strength measured was 572,000 psi with very little scatter standard deviation 7 ksi in the data. This value is 28 greater than the greatest uniaxial strength reported for this material. A testing technique was developed which minimizes the damage done to the specimen on fracture, permitting subsequent examination of the fractured material. The design and fabrication of a 11 biaxial compression test device is described. Preliminary tests performed with this device indicate that it has a good probability of being capable of breaking the test specimen in the desired stress state. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE