Fracture toughness of zirconia from a shallow notch produced by ultra-short pulsed laser ablation
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Ceria partially stabilized zirconia ceramics (Ce-TZP) with identical grain size and different amounts of transformation toughening were processed to investigate the influence of phase transformation on static and cyclic fatigue crack growth. Static crack growth is governed by environmentally stress induced corrosion at the crack tip and it is highly influenced by the crack shielding due to the phase transformation. Three fatigue mechanisms are expected to be operative at different proportions depending on the amount of transformation: wedge effect due to debris, degradation of bridging and modification of the shielding effect of the transformation zone. However, it is difficult to separate the contribution of the different mechanisms as grain bridging is induced by crack arrest due to phase transformation.
CitationTurón Viñas, M.; Anglada, M. Fracture toughness of zirconia from a shallow notch produced by ultra-short pulsed laser ablation. "Journal of the european ceramic society", 01 Juliol 2014, vol. 34, núm. 15, p. 3865-3870.