Effect of Pressures up to 2.0 GPa on the Mechanical Properties of Tungsten Carbide

  • P. A. Brew
  • B. Crossland


Tungsten carbide has been used extensively in the construction of high-pressure equipment for several decades. Bridgman used tungsten carbide for the pistons of high-pressure equipment because of its very high compressive strength. Since then tungsten carbide has been used as the inner component of multi-ring containers, where it has been forced into a very high state of residual compressive hoop stress by the interference fit between the components. Tungsten carbide has also been used for the segments of segmental containers and for the anvils of tetrahedral and cubic type equipment.


Compressive Strength Tungsten Carbide Maraging Steel Ultimate Compressive Strength Cobalt Binder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Brew
    • 1
  • B. Crossland
    • 1
  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastBelfastN. Ireland

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