Time dependent and cyclic dependent effect of alumina ceramics under cyclic fatigue condition

Toshimitu Yokobori, Takeshi Adachi, Takeo Yokobori, Hiroshi Abe, Hideo Takahashi, Jun Nakayama, Hiroyuki Fujita

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The mechanical behavior of smooth specimens is different from that of notched ones and is very important for practical use. From this point of view, cyclic fatigue behavior of smooth specimens of alumina ceramics was investigated. We carried out the cyclic fatigue test ranging from 10-3 Hz to 6 × 102 Hz. We used the resonance vibration method for high frequencies. We estimated the cyclic-dependent region and time-dependent region of fatigue life for alumina ceramics under the cyclic fatigue conditions. This estimation will be practically useful for predicting the fatigue life. The cyclic fatigue life is controlled by the cyclic-dependent mechanism for higher frequency region and by the time-dependent mechanism for lower frequency region. However, the transition area from time-dependent to cyclic-dependent mechanisms is revealed. This transition area is affected by applied gross stress level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)957-963
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Seramikkusu Kyokai Gakujutsu Ronbunshi/Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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