Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Alumina by Dispersed Titanium Diboride Particulate InclusionsJournal of the American Ceramic Society
AbstractThe mechanical properties of composite ceramics composed of 0 to 20 vol% of titanium diboride particles dispersed in an ?-alumina matrix were investigated. the alumina�titanium diboride composite powder was hot-pressed at 1470�C for 20 min to achieve over 98.8% of the theoretical composite density. the strength and fracture toughness of the twophase, hot-pressed composite were both significantly improved compared to the single-phase alumina. Results from different methods of measuring the stress intensity factor, (KIc) are compared and discussed.
Department(s)Materials Science and Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
- Mechanical Properties,
- Titanium Diboride,
- Fracture Toughness
Document TypeArticle - Journal
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Citation InformationJ. Liu and P. D. Ownby. "Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Alumina by Dispersed Titanium Diboride Particulate Inclusions" Journal of the American Ceramic Society (1991)
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