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Title: Quasi‐static confined uniaxial compaction of granular alumina and boron carbide observing the particle size effects

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Abstract The quasi‐static confined uniaxial compaction of granular alumina and boron carbide was studied, and the effect of triaxial stress on the materials as a function of increasing particle size was observed. The average particle sizes studied for granular alumina were 170 ± 63, 230 ± 55, 330 ± 67, and 450 ± 83 µm. The average particle size studied for granular boron carbide were 170 ± 40, 190 ± 34, 320 ± 59, and 470 ± 90 µm. The material response at hydrostatic pressure as a function of porosity, the bulk modulus as a function of hydrostatic pressure, and the transmission ratio as a function of applied load was evaluated for increasing particle size. For alumina, the increase in particle size resulted in an increase in strength for a fixed porosity, the bulk modulus of this material did not show clear particle size‐dependent trends, and the transmission ratio increased with increase in particle size. Conversely, for granular boron carbide, the hydrostatic pressure‐porosity curve shifted to the right with increasing particle size, the change in bulk modulus increased with increasing particle size, and no clear particle size‐dependent trends were observed when looking at the transmission ratio during the experiment. Post‐experiment scanning electron microscopy revealed that alumina powder fragmented from elongated shapes to block‐like structures, while boron carbide powdermore » appeared more circular before the experiments and fragmented into smaller comminuted pieces. This paper discusses the implication of the work in the context of the limited experimental data in the field and the modeling of granular advanced ceramics behavior.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Alberta Edmonton AB Canada
  2. Institute of Process Engineering Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava Bratislava Slovakia
  3. Weapons and Materials Research Directorate Combat Capabilities Development Command Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen MD USA
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1581840
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Journal Name:
Journal of the American Ceramic Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of the American Ceramic Society Journal Volume: 103 Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0002-7820
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

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Nicewicz, Piotr, Peciar, Peter, Macho, Oliver, Sano, Tomoko, and Hogan, James D. Quasi‐static confined uniaxial compaction of granular alumina and boron carbide observing the particle size effects. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1111/jace.16871.
Nicewicz, Piotr, Peciar, Peter, Macho, Oliver, Sano, Tomoko, & Hogan, James D. Quasi‐static confined uniaxial compaction of granular alumina and boron carbide observing the particle size effects. United States. https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.16871
Nicewicz, Piotr, Peciar, Peter, Macho, Oliver, Sano, Tomoko, and Hogan, James D. Thu . "Quasi‐static confined uniaxial compaction of granular alumina and boron carbide observing the particle size effects". United States. https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.16871.
@article{osti_1581840,
title = {Quasi‐static confined uniaxial compaction of granular alumina and boron carbide observing the particle size effects},
author = {Nicewicz, Piotr and Peciar, Peter and Macho, Oliver and Sano, Tomoko and Hogan, James D.},
abstractNote = {Abstract The quasi‐static confined uniaxial compaction of granular alumina and boron carbide was studied, and the effect of triaxial stress on the materials as a function of increasing particle size was observed. The average particle sizes studied for granular alumina were 170 ± 63, 230 ± 55, 330 ± 67, and 450 ± 83 µm. The average particle size studied for granular boron carbide were 170 ± 40, 190 ± 34, 320 ± 59, and 470 ± 90 µm. The material response at hydrostatic pressure as a function of porosity, the bulk modulus as a function of hydrostatic pressure, and the transmission ratio as a function of applied load was evaluated for increasing particle size. For alumina, the increase in particle size resulted in an increase in strength for a fixed porosity, the bulk modulus of this material did not show clear particle size‐dependent trends, and the transmission ratio increased with increase in particle size. Conversely, for granular boron carbide, the hydrostatic pressure‐porosity curve shifted to the right with increasing particle size, the change in bulk modulus increased with increasing particle size, and no clear particle size‐dependent trends were observed when looking at the transmission ratio during the experiment. Post‐experiment scanning electron microscopy revealed that alumina powder fragmented from elongated shapes to block‐like structures, while boron carbide powder appeared more circular before the experiments and fragmented into smaller comminuted pieces. This paper discusses the implication of the work in the context of the limited experimental data in the field and the modeling of granular advanced ceramics behavior.},
doi = {10.1111/jace.16871},
journal = {Journal of the American Ceramic Society},
number = 3,
volume = 103,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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