Conventional Strength Testing of Ceramics

  • C. W. Marschall
  • A. Rudnick
Part of the Fracture Mechanics of Ceramics book series (FMOC, volume 1)


Many questionable concepts of the nature of the strength of brittle materials can be traced to erroneously obtained and misinterpreted test data. In this paper, several static strength test methods are examined with the objective of isolating potential sources of error. General concepts relating to strength testing of brittle materials are discussed from the viewpoint of data analysis. Consideration is also given to the effects of testing errors on current understanding of brittle behavior.


Stress Distribution Brittle Material Gage Section Bend Test Knife Edge 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. W. Marschall
    • 1
  • A. Rudnick
    • 2
  1. 1.Battelle-Columbus LaboratoriesUSA
  2. 2.The Standards Institution of IsraelIsrael

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