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An extensive literature search has led to a review of the results of tests and theories on cyclic fatigue in monolithic nontransforming ceramics. First, an overview of past and actual approaches to cyclic mechanical fatigue in ceramics is presented. Then each of the fatigue mechanisms which have been observed or proposed to explain mechanical test results is studied separately. The relevance of the mechanisms is judged, and corresponding micromechanical or phenomenological models are introduced. A concluding paragraph emphasizes the important realizations of former investigations, and shows the challenges for future research.

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Authors: ROEBBEN G, JRC Petten (NL);STEEN M, JRC Petten (NL);BRESSERS J, JRC Petten (NL);VAN DER BIEST O, Leuven University, Department of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article : Progress in Materials Science (1996), pp. 1-65
Record Number: 199610911 / Last updated on: 1996-09-16
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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