Skip to main content

Cracking During Lateral Drying of Alumina Suspensions

Buy Article:

$51.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)


The onset of cracking during drying of alumina suspensions cast onto a substrate has been studied experimentally. It is shown that the capillary pressure would impose a compressive stress on the particle array and cannot itself cause cracking. Based on experimental observations, it is proposed that the driving force for cracking arises from a misfit strain that occurs when repulsive layers between the particles collapse completely, after the particles have adhered to the substrate. This predicts that cracking should occur while the space between the particles is still filled with liquid, which is consistent with observations using laser speckle interferometry.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Gordon Laboratory, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3QZ, UK

Publication date: June 1, 2006


Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more