Role of Concurrent Cavitation in the Fracture of a Superplastic Zirconia—Alumina Composite

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)869-873
Journal / PublicationJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1991
Externally publishedYes


Superplastic zirconia‐alumina composites exhibit very large elongations to failure of ≳500% under optimum conditions. A quantitative microstructural study reveals that the composite is susceptible to considerable internal cavitation, with the level of cavitation increasing with increasing strain rate. The observed inverse relationship between the level of cavitation and the elongation to failure suggests strongly that the tensile ductility is limited by the evolution of cavitation damage during superplastic deformation. Copyright © 1991, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved

Research Area(s)

  • alumina, cavitation, composites, superplastic, zirconia

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