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Abstract

A brief description of the determination of the surface fracture energy and the fracture toughness from a Hertzian indentation test is given. A number of theoretical and experimental problems are discussed. Results obtained on a variety of nuclear fuels and nuclear waste containment materials are reviewed and compared with values measured by other techniques. The Hertzian indentation test yields reliable fracture parameters.

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Authors: ROUTBORT J ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, ARGONNE (USA) MATZKE HJ JRC KARLSRUHE ESTAB. (GERMANY) , ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, ARGONNE (USA);JRC KARLSRUHE ESTAB. (GERMANY)
Bibliographic Reference: WORKSHOP ON INDENTATION FRACTURE AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMIC FUELS AND OF WASTE CERAMICS AND GLASSES, TU KARLSRUHE (GERMANY), NOV. 11-12, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32517 ORA
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Record Number: 1989124068900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en
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