Does size matter? the effect of volume on the compressive strength of open cell brittle ceramics

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Trans Tech Publications
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Advanced Materials Research, 2008, 41-42 pp. 221 - 226
Issue Date:
2008-01
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This study investigates the effect of specimen volume o the compressive strenmgth of open cell brittle ceramics. A siries of unconfined compression tests were carried out on specimens ranging in volume. The crushing strength and apparent stiffness were measured and these results are correlated with the volume of material stressed. It was found that as the volume of material tested decreased the strength decreased.
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