Wear and fraction of nanostructured zirconia and alumina ceramics and composites

B. Kerkwijk

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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The work described in this thesis is about wear and friction of zirconia and alumina ceramics and composites of zirconia and alumina. Tribological properties are system properties that can only be studied for given combinations of materials and operating conditions. The tribological properties of ceramics, however, are particularly influenced by the homogeneity of the ceramic microstructure. Important parameters of that are porosity, grain size and possibly phase dispersion homogeneity of composites. In this thesis mainly attention was paid to the preparation of ceramic systems, as homogeneous as possible and the influence of homogeneity on tribological properties.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Verweij, H., Supervisor
  • Winnubst, A.J.A., Advisor
Award date9 Sept 1999
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs90-36513340
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sept 1999


  • METIS-105104
  • IR-9204


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