Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Honorary Lecturer





LM04Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Feilden, E and Giovannini, T and Ni, N and Ferraro, C and Saiz, E and Vandeperre, L and Giuliani, F},
journal = {Scripta Materialia},
title = {Micromechanical strength of Al2O3 platelets},
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RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Optimising the properties of platelet reinforced composites requires the strength of the reinforcing phase to be known, however strength measurements at such small scales are difficult and therefore data is sparse. In this work the flexural strength and Weibull modulus of microscopic, alumina platelets has been measured as 5.3±1.3 GPa and 3.7 respectively, using an in-situ micro 3-point bend test. A general approach to correct for the effect of variation in sample size on the Weibull modulus is presented, and the internal structure of the platelets is revealed by TEM.
AU - Feilden,E
AU - Giovannini,T
AU - Ni,N
AU - Ferraro,C
AU - Saiz,E
AU - Vandeperre,L
AU - Giuliani,F
SN - 1359-6462
TI - Micromechanical strength of Al2O3 platelets
T2 - Scripta Materialia
UR -
ER -