Edge Chipping of Brittle Materials: Effect of Side-Wall Inclination and Loading Angle
H Chai, Brian R. Lawn
An earlier analysis of chipping fracture in brittle solids is here extended to include the case of blocks with inclined side faces and non-normal contact loading. The simple relation PF = Kch3/2 for the critical chipping load PF in terms of indent location h and material toughness Kc is preserved, with angular coordinates simply incorporated into the coefficient. Chipping fracture tests using a Vickers indenter near the edges of glass blocks with non-orthogonal faces is used to validate the analysis. Implications of the results in relation to practical engineering, biomechanical and anthropological structures are indicated.
and Lawn, B.
Edge Chipping of Brittle Materials: Effect of Side-Wall Inclination and Loading Angle, Acta Materialia, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=851040
(Accessed February 20, 2024)