Thickness effect in thermal shock of alumina ceramics

Dov Sherman, Doron Schlumm

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The behavior of alumina under thermal shock was explored, focusing on the effect of thickness on the driving force for cracking. The phenomenon of the increasing quenching temperature with decreasing thickness was analyzed numerically, and the role played by thermal and mechanical properties was established. Comparison between experimental results and numerical analysis indicated that the temperature measurements fail to describe the temperature at the bottom surface of thin specimens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)819-825
Number of pages7
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number8
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2000
Externally publishedYes


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