Standard Test Method for Determination of Slow Crack Growth Parameters of Advanced Ceramics by Constant Stress-Rate Flexural Testing at Elevated Temperatures
|Publication Date:||10 April 2000|
|ICS Code (Advanced ceramics):||81.060.30|
This test method covers the determination of slow crack growth (SCG) parameters of advanced ceramics by using constant stress-rate flexural testing in which flexural strength is determined as a function of applied stress rate in a given environment at elevated temperatures. The strength degradation exhibited with decreasing applied stress rate in a specified environment is the basis of this test method which enables the evaluation of slow crack growth parameters of a material.
NOTE 1-This test method is frequently referred to as "dynamic fatigue" testing (Refs (1-3))2 in which the term "fatigue" is used interchangeably with the term "slow crack growth." To avoid possible confusion with the "fatigue" phenomenon of a material which occurs exclusively under cyclic loading, as defined in Terminology E 1823, this test method uses the term "constant stress-rate testing" rather than "dynamic fatigue" testing.
NOTE 2-In glass and ceramics technology, static tests of considerable duration are called "static fatigue" tests, a type of test designated as stress-rupture (Terminology E 1823).
This test method is intended primarily to be used for negligible creep of test specimens, with specific limits on creep imposed in this test method.
This test method applies primarily to advanced ceramics that are macroscopically homogeneous and isotropic. This test method may also be applied to certain whisker- or particle-reinforced ceramics that exhibit macroscopically homogeneous behavior.
This test method is intended for use with various test environments such as air, vacuum, inert, and any other gaseous environments.
Values expressed in this standard test are in accordance with the International System of Units (SI) and IEEE/ ASTM SI 10.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2 The boldface numbers in parentheses refer to the list of references at the end of this standard.