Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 32, Issue 15, pp 4149–4152 | Cite as

Transformation criterion of phase transformation toughening ceramics with misoriented microcracks

  • Li Wenfang
  • Meng Jilong
  • Du Shanyi


Phase transformation criterion is the key to investigating the toughness of phase transformation ceramics. In this paper, the modified equivalent inclusion theory by the authors is employed to study the interaction between microcracking and transformation in ceramics. The transformation criterion is derived. The influence of microcracks and transformation particles on the critical transformation load is discussed.


Crack Opening Displacement Boundary Energy Transformation Strain Partially Stabilize Zirconia Bulk Strain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Wenfang
    • 1
  • Meng Jilong
    • 1
  • Du Shanyi
    • 2
  1. 1.South China University of TechnologyGuangzhouPeople's Republic of China
  2. 2.Harbin Institute of TechnologyHarbinPeople's Republic of China

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