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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 26, Issue 16, pp 4534–4540 | Cite as

Monitoring thermal shock of alumina and zirconia-toughened alumina by acoustic techniques

  • I. Thompson
  • R. D. Rawlings
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Abstract

Acoustic emission (AE) and acousto-ultrasonics (AU) have been employed to monitor the thermally induced damage which occurs when alumina and zirconia-toughened alumina ceramics are quenched from elevated temperatures into aqueous solutions. The AE and AU parameters were correlated with the microcracking and the strength degradation associated with the thermal shock treatments.

Keywords

Polymer Alumina Aqueous Solution Elevated Temperature Acoustic Emission 
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© Chapman & Hall 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Thompson
    • 1
  • R. D. Rawlings
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MaterialsImperial College of Science, Technology and MedicineLondonUK

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