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Title: In situ observations of cracking in constrained sintering

Abstract

Here in this article, we examine the long-standing problem of cracking during constrained sintering of a powder aggregate. Using binder jet 3D printing, we prepare ceramic green bodies in the form of center-notched panels, then use in situ imaging to observe how cracks nucleate and grow from the notch as the material sinters under restraint. Quantitative image analysis allows us to identify important characteristics of the sinter-cracking process, indicating a framework for analyzing the problem and developing methods for avoiding it, including representation of sinter-cracking as a creep crack growth process, use of fracture mechanics parameters to design specimen geometries that do not exceed critical stress intensities, and the possibility of exploiting the inherently ductile nature of sinter-cracking to mitigate damage.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States). Materials Science and NanoEngineering
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1461936
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1457594
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 0; Journal Issue: 0; Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7820
Publisher:
American Ceramic Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; fracture; in situ imaging; sinter/sintering; solid freeform fabrication

Citation Formats

Carazzone, Joseph R., Bonar, Michael D., Baring, Henry W., Cantu, Mark A., and Cordero, Zachary C. In situ observations of cracking in constrained sintering. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1111/jace.15868.
Carazzone, Joseph R., Bonar, Michael D., Baring, Henry W., Cantu, Mark A., & Cordero, Zachary C. In situ observations of cracking in constrained sintering. United States. doi:10.1111/jace.15868.
Carazzone, Joseph R., Bonar, Michael D., Baring, Henry W., Cantu, Mark A., and Cordero, Zachary C. Mon . "In situ observations of cracking in constrained sintering". United States. doi:10.1111/jace.15868. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1461936.
@article{osti_1461936,
title = {In situ observations of cracking in constrained sintering},
author = {Carazzone, Joseph R. and Bonar, Michael D. and Baring, Henry W. and Cantu, Mark A. and Cordero, Zachary C.},
abstractNote = {Here in this article, we examine the long-standing problem of cracking during constrained sintering of a powder aggregate. Using binder jet 3D printing, we prepare ceramic green bodies in the form of center-notched panels, then use in situ imaging to observe how cracks nucleate and grow from the notch as the material sinters under restraint. Quantitative image analysis allows us to identify important characteristics of the sinter-cracking process, indicating a framework for analyzing the problem and developing methods for avoiding it, including representation of sinter-cracking as a creep crack growth process, use of fracture mechanics parameters to design specimen geometries that do not exceed critical stress intensities, and the possibility of exploiting the inherently ductile nature of sinter-cracking to mitigate damage.},
doi = {10.1111/jace.15868},
journal = {Journal of the American Ceramic Society},
issn = {0002-7820},
number = 0,
volume = 0,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

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Flaw Generation During Constrained Sintering of Metal-Ceramic and Metal-Glass Multilayer Films
journal, September 1989