Fracture Toughness / Fracture Energy Data for Ceramics

NIST Standard Reference Database 138


Reference:

Reference: NIST Structural Ceramics Database

Other material collections: Property Data Summaries



Other Toughness materials

Beta Silicon Nitride ( Si3N4 )

Material Summary:

                      [Ref. 1]                             
Manufacturer........: Beckwith, Inc.    
Material Designation: beta silicon nitride
Material Form.......: Polycrystal
Composition.........: Si3N4 
Processing..........: 

References:

[1] J. J. Mecholsky, S. W. Freiman, and R. W. Rice, "Fracture Surface Analysis of Ceramics" Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 11, pp. 1310-1319 (1976).

Property Table:

Temperature = 23 °C
Grain    Porosity    Fracture      Fracture   Measurement  Measurement  Comments
Size                 Toughness     Energy     Method       Environment
[µm]       [%]       [MPa·m1/2]     [J/m2] 
------   --------   ------------   ---------  -----------  -----------  --------------------------------
 1                                   30         AMDCB         air        E = 280 GPa
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