Interlamellar residual stresses in single grains of NiO-ZrO2(cubic) directionally solidified eutectics

Elizabeth C. Dickey*, Vinayak P. Dravid, Camden R. Hubbard

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Phase-to-phase residual stresses due to thermal expansion mismatch were measured in lamellar NiO-ZrO2(cubic) directionally solidifield eutectics (DSEs). The triaxial strain tensors for both phases were measured using single-crystal X-rat diffractometry techniques on isolated grains of the DSE. From the strain tensors, the stress tensors were calculated, taking into account the full elastic anisotropy of the phases. The resulting stress tensors indicated that very large compressite stresses accumulated in ZrO2 whereas large tensile stresses were amassed in NiO parallel to the lamellae during the solidification process. The large magnitudes of the stresses indicated that the interfaces between the lamellae were very well bonded and did not facilitate slip or other stress-relieving processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2773-2780
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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