The design of components for applications requiring high stiffness, hardness and wear resistance under extreme conditions of load and temperature leaves little choice for materials selection outside the realm of hard materials. But a combination of advances in materials and process development has led to a significant reduction in the uncertainties and risks associated with the estimation of mechanical failure probabilities and component for brittle materials in service.
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Advanced Engineering Materials|
|State||Published - Dec 1999|