Masters Theses

Abstract

"Values of fracture surface energy were measured for steatite, zircon, mullite and four densities of alumina. Rods of these high density materials were cut into thin rectangular specimens which were notched and broken in three-point loading. The resulting load necessary for fracture of the specimens was used to calculate the fracture surface energy of the materials. The value for the steatite was around 20,000 ergs/cm². The values for the zircon and mullite were on the order of 13,000 ergs/cm², and the values for the aluminas ranged from 17,000 to 24,000 ergs/cm²"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Moore, Robert E., 1930-2003

Committee Member(s)

Kreidl, N. J.
Summers, David A.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Ceramic Engineering

Sponsor(s)

Refractories Institute

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

x, 83 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 73-74).

Rights

© 1970 Gene Arthur Pahlmann, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Ceramic materials -- Fracture
Surface tension
Surfaces, Deformation of -- Measurement
Polycrystals -- Research

Thesis Number

T 2519

Print OCLC #

6032339

Electronic OCLC #

873588509

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