Dynamic and Material Parameters in Brittle Fracture in Ceramics

  • P. J. Gielisse
  • A. Choudry
  • T. Kim
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 11)


Some years ago when searching for an explanation of the behavior of materials, specifically brittle materials, under impact loading we considered the potential for designing a model which would incorporate the system’s material properties as well as the impact dynamics. Our specific interests were directed towards the abrasive finishing or grinding process which is unique in that it requires consideration of the real time spatial stress distribution in a repetitive mode. Knowledge of this type is required in as much as it, directly or indirectly, relates to a wide variety of technologically inportant areas1-4; ballistic impact (armour), percussive wear, abrasive machining, two and three body polishing, grinding, erosion processes, general friction and wear, ultrasonic machining and rock excavation.


Brittle Fracture Force Level Crack Size Wheel Velocity Crack Distribution 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. J. Gielisse
    • 1
  • A. Choudry
    • 1
  • T. Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

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