Flexural strength analysis of brittle materials

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The relation between flaw density and strength of ceramic or brittle materials were derived and applied to a commonly used testing method of four-point bending for determining the strengths of ceramic or brittle materials. Previous analysis failed to include the failures outside or at the inner loading positions for four-point test data. The present approach elevates such a constrain so that the relation applies to failures occurs at any points between the outer loading positions for four-point test data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-341
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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