A three‐dimensional fracture analysis is applied to the Knoop and Vickers indentation fracture of ceramics. A brief discussion of the accuracy of the analysis applied to model the step load on the crack face caused by the residual stresses is given. A study is made of the effect of the elongated plastic zone in Knoop indentation on the unloaded radial fracture. It is shown that for small indentation loads the published experimental data can be verified by varying the depth reached by the semielliptical plastic zone with given surface length. An analysis and interpretation of the interaction between the two halfpenny‐shaped radial cracks induced by Vickers indentation is also given.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the American Ceramic Society|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry