Pre-standardization Studies as a Means of Helping the Development of Engineering Ceramics



The dialogue between ceramics producers and ceramics users is difficult because of the lack of standards. VAMAS is one of the international programmes devoted to pre-standardization studies. It focuses on four topics: strength and delayed fracture, wear and friction properties, hardness, and thermal shock resistance.


Thermal Shock Thermal Fatigue Thermal Shock Resistance National Physical Laboratory Slow Crack Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Céramique IndustrielleLimogesFrance

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