Characterization of ceramic pastes by an indentation hardness test

Özkan, Necati
Certain material deformation properties of a typical alumina based ceramic paste system, including the hardness (a plastic yield characteristic), the elastic modulus, a plasticity index (a measure of the relative elastic-plastic response), and a mean flow stress, are obtained using an indentation hardness test. In order to compute these material properties a contact compliance procedure, in conjunction with an analysis based upon an adaptation of the Box-Cox curve fitting method for the compliance curve, has been used The data are used to provide a basis for identifying the optimum rheological response of the paste system for plastic forming operations. (C) 1997 Elsevier Science Limited.


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Citation Formats
B. BRISCOE and N. Özkan, “Characterization of ceramic pastes by an indentation hardness test,” JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, pp. 1675–1683, 1997, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: