Materials Ranked by Fracture Toughness
Zirconia (ZrO2) - CeramaZirc™ Ultra Tough
CeramaZirc Ultra Tough is an advanced zirconia-based ceramic composite material based on partially stabilized zirconia and alumina platelets.
Zirconia (ZrO2) - CeramaZirc™
Unlike traditional ceramics that tend to be hard and brittle, Zirconia offers high strength, wear resistance, and flexibility far beyond those of most other advanced ceramics.
Silicon Nitride (Si3N4) – CeramaSil-N™
Silicon Nitride has the most versatile combination of mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of any advanced ceramic material.
Alumina (Al2O3) – CeramAlox™ Ultra Pure
CeramaAlox Ultra Pure is a very high purity (99.95%) grade of Alumina (Aluminum Oxide) exhibiting an exceptional combination of mechanical and electrical properties.
Ceramic Material Comparison Chart
Compressive strength is the capacity of a material to withstand loads tending to reduce size. Explained differently, compressive strength resists compression (being pushed together), whereas tensile strength resists tension (being pulled apart).
The ability to resist fracture is a mechanical property of materials known as fracture toughness. For advanced ceramics it uses a critical stress intensity factor known as KIC where the fracture normally occurs at the crack terminations.
Flexural strength, also known as bending strength, modulus of rupture or transverse rupture strength, is defined as the maximum stress in a material just before it yields in a bending test