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

Thorium Dioxide ( ThO2 )

Material Summary:

                      [Ref. 1]        
Manufacturer........: Unknown
Material Designation: thorium dioxide; also known as thoria
Material Form.......: Polycrystal
Composition.........: ThO2
Processing..........: sintered

References:

[1] H. Matzke, "Hertzian Indentation of Thorium Dioxide, ThO2" Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 15, pp. 739-746 (1980).

Property Table:

Temperature = 23 °C
Grain    Porosity    Fracture      Fracture   Measurement  Measurement  Comments
Size                 Toughness     Energy     Method       Environment
[µm]       [%]       [MPa·m1/2]     [J/m2] 
------   --------   ------------   ---------  -----------  -----------  ----------------------------
 22         8           1.07         2.5         HI            air       
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