Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1989 12:00 AM

Description

Transformation-toughening of ceramics has attracted considerable attention [1,2,3] in recent years. The key mechanism in this toughening is the stress-induced phase transformation of the partially stabilized zirconia (PSZ) inhomogeneities, which accompanies volumetric expansion. Due to this expansion, the composite material consisting of PSZ inhomogeneities in a brittle matrix becomes more resistant to fracturing. While this problem has been studied for guasi-static loadings [4,5], the corresponding dynamic case has remained relatively unexplored.

Volume

8B

Chapter

Chapter 9: Characterization of Materials

Section

Properties

Pages

1771-1778

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-0817-1_224

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Interaction Between an Incident Wave and a Dynamically Transforming Inhomogeneity

La Jolla, CA

Transformation-toughening of ceramics has attracted considerable attention [1,2,3] in recent years. The key mechanism in this toughening is the stress-induced phase transformation of the partially stabilized zirconia (PSZ) inhomogeneities, which accompanies volumetric expansion. Due to this expansion, the composite material consisting of PSZ inhomogeneities in a brittle matrix becomes more resistant to fracturing. While this problem has been studied for guasi-static loadings [4,5], the corresponding dynamic case has remained relatively unexplored.