These volumes, 7 and 8, of Fracture Mechanics of Ceramics constitute the proceedings of an international symposium on the fracture mechanics of ceramic materials held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia on June 19, 20 and 21, 1985. These proceedings constitute the fourth pair of volumes of a continuing series of conferences. The theme of this conference, as the previous three, focused on the mechanical behavior of ceramic materials in terms of the characteristics of cracks, particularly the roles which they assume in the fracture process. The 78 contributed papers by over 100 authors and co-authors represent the current state of the field. They address many of the theoretical and practical problems of interest to those concerned with brittle fracture. The program chairmen gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance for the Symposium provided by the EXXON Foundation, the Army Research Office, the Natio~al Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. Without their support, this conference simply would not have been possible. The suggestions of Drs. J. C. Hurt, R. C. Pohanka, and L. Toth were particularly helpful in assuring the success of this symposium. Special appreciation is extended to Professor J. I. Robertson, C. P. Miles Professor of History. whose presentation following the banquet on the American Civil War was very well received by the audience. Finally, we wish to also thank our joint secretaries, especially Karen Snider, for their patience and help in finally bringing these proceedings to press.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986|
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Table of ContentsThe Tensile Strength of Uniaxially Reinforced Ceramic Fiber Composites.- Applicability of Fracture Mechanics to Fiber-Reinforced CVD-Ceramic Composites.- Fracture of SiC Fiber/Glass Ceramic Composites As A Function of Temperature.- Strength and Toughness Measurements of Ceramic Fiber Composites.- Toughening of Ceramics by Whisker Reinforcement.- Mechanical Properties of SiC Whisker-Reinforced TZP.- Fracture Behavior of Brittle Matrix, Particulate Composites with Thermal Expansion Mismatch.- High-Temperature Mechanical Properties of Al2O3-SiC Composites.- Particulate Toughening in the MgAl2O4-xTiO2 System.- Graphical Methods for Determining the Nonlinear Fracture Parameters of Silica Graphite Refactory Composites.- Fiber Matrix Bonding in Steel Fiber Reinforced Cement Based Composites.- Fracture Mechanics and Failure Processes in Polymer Modified and Blended Hydraulic Cements.- Fracture of Brittle Rock Under Dynamic Loading Conditions.- An Impact Damage Model of Ceramic Coatings.- Hertzian Impact Fracture Test for Helicopter Windshields.- Numerical Approximating Forms for the Dynamic Stress Intensity Factor.- On the Statistical Theory of Fracture Location Combined with Competing Risk Theory.- The Use of Exploratory Data Analysis for the Safety Evaluation of Structural Ceramics.- Proof Testing to Assure Reliability of Structural Ceramics.- Assessment of Flaws in Ceramics Materials on the Basis of Non Destructive Evaluation.- Mechanical Properties and Dependence with Temperature of Tetragonal Polycrystalline Zirconia Materials.- Prediction of delayed Fracture from Crack Coalescence Alemina.- Damage Accumulation in Hot Pressed Alumina During Flexural Creep and Anneals in Air.- Creep Cavitation Behavior in Polycrystalline Ceramics.- Matrix Representation of the Crack-Enhanced Creep of Ceramics Under Conditions of Multi-Axial Loading.- Contributors.- Authors.