Mechanical behaviour of a low-clay translucent whiteware

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Ustundag C. B., Tur Y., Capoglu A.

JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, vol.26, pp.169-177, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A novel low-clay translucent whiteware body, using mostly non-plastic prefired materials and only a small amount of clay, was fabricated by slip casting and the effect of slip's solid content and sintering temperature on the mechanical behaviour was investigated. The degree of densification in the sintered specimens was determined by measuring the bulk density. The mechanical behaviour was determined by measuring the flexural strength and fracture toughness. Young's modulus and hardness were also measured. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) studies were carried out to analyse the microstructure.