Mechanical Characteristics and Crack-Healing of ZIRCONIA(ZrO2) Composite Ceramics with SiC and TiO2

SiC와 TiO2 첨가에 따르는 ZrO2의 기계적 특성 및 균열 치유

  • Nam, Ki Woo (Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, Pukyong Nat'l Univ.)
  • 남기우 (부경대학교 재료공학과)
  • Received : 2015.07.03
  • Accepted : 2016.01.25
  • Published : 2016.03.01


This study evaluated the mechanical properties and crack-healing abilities of zirconia composite ceramics. The six kinds of specimens used were: partially stabilized zirconia (Z) and five zirconia composite (ZS, ZST1, ZST2, ZST3, and ZST5) with SiC and $TiO_2$. There was not a large difference between the Vickers hardness of the six types of zirconia ceramics. The bending strength of the ZS specimen degraded rapidly, but the zirconia specimens with $TiO_2$ (ZST1, ZST2, ZST3, and ZST5) showed improved strength. Therefore, it was determined that the bending strength is affected by the crystallization, which is due to the addition of SiC and $TiO_2$. From the crack-healing conditions having the highest bending strength, monolithic zirconia retained its cracks, while the specimens of four types with SiC healed their cracks.


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