Ceramics pp 159-165 | Cite as

Proof-Test Procedure

  • Dietrich Munz
  • Theo Fett
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 36)


Due to the large scatter in strength of ceramics, failure of components must be expected even under low loading. The possibility of excluding such failure events is given by the application of a proof-test procedure [9.1-9.3].


Failure Probability Slow Crack Growth Subcritical Crack Growth Proof Stress Constant Load Test 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 9.1
    Evans, A.G., Wiederhorn, S.M. (1974): Proof testing of ceramic materials — an analytical basis for failure prediction, Int. J. Fract. 10, 379–392.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 9.2
    Evans, A.G., Fuller, E.R. (1975): Proof testing — the effects of slow crack growth, Mater. Sci. Engng. 19, 69–77.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 9.3
    Ritter, I.E., Oates, P.B., Fuller, R.E., Wiederhorn, S.M. (1980): Proof testing of ceramics, J. Mater. Sci. 15, 2275–2295.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 9.4
    Okada, A., Yasuda, E. (1990): Statistical analysis of brittle fracture after proof testing under a low unloading rate, J. Mater. Sci. Letters 9, 937–939.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 9.5
    Ritter, J.E., Jakus, K., Shi, P. (1988): Effect of contact residual stress on proof testing, J. Am. Ceram. Soc. 71, 426–429.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 9.6
    Wiederhorn, S.M., Tighe, N.J. (1978): Proof testing of hot-pressed silicon nitride, J. Mater. Sci. 13, 1781–1793.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 9.7
    Hamanaka, J., Suzuki, A., Sakai, K. (1990): Structural reliability evaluation of ceramic components, J. Europ. Ceram. Soc. 6, 375–381.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 9.8
    Brückner-Foit, A., Heger, A., Munz, D. (1994): Effect of proof testing on the failure probability of multiaxially loaded ceramic components, in: Life Prediction Methodologies and Data for Ceramic Materials, ASTM STP 1201, 346–359.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietrich Munz
    • 1
  • Theo Fett
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Reliability and Failure AnalysisKarlsruhe UniversityKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Materials Research Forschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

Personalised recommendations