Relationship Between Surface Structure, Ceramic Processing and Mechanical Properties

  • J. J. Mecholsky
  • P. F. Becher
  • S. W. Freiman
Part of the Sagamore Army Materials Research Conference Proceedings book series (SAMC, volume 26)


The objective of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of controlling the surface properties of brittle materials through mechanical and chemical processes in order to improve desired mechanical properties. This is accomplished by selecting important examples that have been used in the past and suggesting the direction of future techniques for improving the surface. For purposes of this paper, the techniques for modifying the surface have been classified as either mechanical or chemical.


Silicon Nitride Brittle Material Flaw Size Subcritical Crack Growth Ceramic Processing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Mecholsky
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • P. F. Becher
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. W. Freiman
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Naval Research LaboratoriesUSA
  3. 3.National Bureau of StandardsUSA

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