Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 32, Issue 16, pp 4183-4187

The influence of lateral stresses on brittle–ductile transitions in the die-compaction of sodium chloride

  • R. J ROBERTSAffiliated withZENECA Pharmaceuticals
  • , R. C ROWEAffiliated withDepartment of Chemistry, Keele University

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A model has been developed that accounts for the effect of lateral stresses on the deformation of particles occurring during die compaction. This has been examined using the model material sodium chloride. The lateral stresses were found to inhibit cracking of the particles during compaction. Agreement between the theory and experimental results was obtained.