6. Failure Prediction and Reliability in Materials and Material Systems
Fracture tests on hot-pressed silicon nitride containing several types of inclusions have been conducted. Fracture models pertinent to each inclusion type have been proposed and correlated with the data. The resultant fracture probability relations are one of the key inputs to accept/reject decisions for nondestructive failure prediction.
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