The Strength of Polycrystalline Diamond Compacts

  • P. D. Gigl


Polycrystalline diamond compacts are important tools for new material-working techniques such as turning difficult-to-cut materials, drilling, and wire drawing. Consequently, the properties of such materials are needed to formulate their proper use. This paper deals with the measurement of the mechanical properties of synthetic diamond compacts and other hard materials, both synthetic and natural. The transverse rupture strength (TRS), ultimate compressive strength (UCS), and Young’s modulus of elasticity (E) in tension and compression have been measured. Density and resistivity were also obtained.


Tungsten Carbide Proportional Limit Diamond Powder Wire Drawing Ultimate Compressive Strength 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. D. Gigl
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  1. 1.General Electric CompanyWorthingtonUSA

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