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Meeting MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology
Symposium 50 Years of Characterizing Structural Ceramics and Glasses: Recognizing the Contributions of George Quinn
Presentation Title Static and Dynamic Compression Strength of Ceramics and Glasses
Author(s) Jeffrey Swab, John J Pittari III, Christopher S Meredith
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Jeffrey Swab
Abstract Scope The intrinsic compression strength of ceramics and glasses can be difficult to determine. The specimen geometry and test fixture, if not properly designed, can result in the generation of undesirable tensile stresses that can lead to misleadingly low strength values. Since compression strength is a parameter in numerous modeling and simulation packages used to predict impact performance it is imperative that it is properly measured. A variety of ceramics and glasses were machined into a dumbbell-shaped specimen that was designed to increase the likelihood of fracture initiating in the gage section. Quasi-static experiments were performed using a screw-driven load frame while a split-Hopkinson pressure bar system was used for high-strain rate experiments. High speed imaging recorded the fracture process in all tests. This presentation will summarize the results to date on boron carbide, silicon carbide, and alumina, as well as materials such as spinel and AlON and a few glasses.
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided


A Quintessential Standards Writer and the Tangible Benefits of Standards
Advanced Proof Testing for Structural Ceramics
Coating Effect on Vial Crack Response
Failure Analysis of a Large SiC Component
Fractal Analysis of Brittle Fracture and Crack Branching
Interpretation of ZerodurŪ Strength Data
Observations in Fracture Toughness Testing of Glasses and Optical Ceramics
On the 3rd Edition of the NIST Guide to Fractography of Ceramics and Glasses
On the Controversies during the Creation of Flexure Strength Standards MIL STD 1942 and ASTM C 1161
On the Elastic Isotropy of the Entropy-stabilized Oxide (Mg, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn)O Compound
Sectored-flexural and Rotational-Flexural-strength Testing of Brittle Material Cylinders and Tubes
Static and Dynamic Compression Strength of Ceramics and Glasses

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