Fine ceramics (advanced ceramics, advanced technical ceramics) -- Test method for fracture toughness of monolithic ceramics at room temperature by single edge precracked beam (SEPB) method
This International Standard is intended for use with monolithic ceramics and whisker- or particulate-reinforced ceramics which are regarded as macroscopically homogeneous. It does not include continuous-fiber-reinforced ceramic composites.
ISO 15732:2003 is for material development, material comparison, quality assurance, characterization, reliability and design data generation.
Fracture toughness values determined with other test methods cannot be interchanged with KIpb as defined in this International Standard, and may not be interchangeable with each other.