Refractories and Industrial Ceramics

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 67–69 | Cite as

Relationship between fracture resistance and critical temperature difference in ceramic materials

  • T. D. Volkov-Husović
  • R. M. Jančić
  • Z. V. Popović


The resistance of ceramics to thermal shock can be characterized using either a parameter of their resistance to fracture R or the critical temperature difference ΔT cT c(Bi). It is demonstrated that a correlation exists between the values ofR and ΔT c. Experiments were performed on alumina-based ceramic materials (99.8 and 86% Al2O3), glass-bonded mullite, and a borosilicate glass. Three equations were used to describe the dependence of the critical temperature difference on the Biot number. A relationship between the critical temperature difference and the parameterR was considered and the best correlation between the values ofR and ΔT c was established using statistical analysis techniques. It is shown that the correlation can be described satisfactorily in terms of a linear dependence.


Thermal Stress Ceramic Material Thermal Shock Fracture Resistance Fracture Resis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. D. Volkov-Husović
    • 1
  • R. M. Jančić
    • 1
  • Z. V. Popović
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Technology and MetallurgyBelgrade UniversityBelgradeYugoslavia

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