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Mechanical behaviour of a low-clay translucent whiteware
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Ustundag، نويسنده , , C.B. and Tur، نويسنده , , Y.K. and Capoglu، نويسنده , , A.، نويسنده ,
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روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2006
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A novel low-clay translucent whiteware body, using mostly non-plastic prefired materials and only a small amount of clay, was fabricated by slip casting and the effect of slipʹs solid content and sintering temperature on the mechanical behaviour was investigated. The degree of densification in the sintered specimens was determined by measuring the bulk density. The mechanical behaviour was determined by measuring the flexural strength and fracture toughness. Youngʹs modulus and hardness were also measured. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies were carried out to analyse the microstructure. exural strength and fracture toughness increase with both increasing the slipʹs solid content and the sintering temperature up to a certain level, but further increase in solid content and sintering temperature had an adverse effect on the properties. The maximum flexural strength (∼135 MPa) and fracture toughness (∼1.85 MPa m1/2) values were attained with specimens produced from a slip having 45 vol.% solid content at a sintering temperature of 1350 °C. It was found that the amount and distribution of closed pores, their size and possible link with each other control the flexural strength and fracture toughness of the low-clay translucent whiteware.
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microstructure , fracture toughness , Flexural Strength , Whiteware
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Journal of the European Ceramic Society
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