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This paper describes the stress-strain response of a SiAlON material to cyclic loading at high temperature. A relation is established between the visco-elastic energy dissipation measured for two silicon nitride materials, and the structural characteristics of their respective intergranular phases. Some consequences for the fatigue resistance of the tested materials, and of non-transforming monolithic ceramics in general, are proposed.

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Authors: ROEBBEN G, JRC Petten (NL);STEEN M, JRC Petten (NL);VAN DER BIEST O, Leuven University, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Scripta Metallurgica et Materiali
Record Number: 199510943 / Last updated on: 1995-08-10
Original language: en
Available languages: en