Static fatigue behavior is one of the important factors for life prediciton of ceramic materials. In this study, SCG (slow crack growth) parameters were measured under atmosphere conditions, and the static fatigue behavior of alumina, PSZ (partially stabilized zirconia), and titanium oxide was examined.
According to the results of the evaluatin of the static fatigue behavior, the destruction probability after 1,000 years would be less than 1/40,000 when tensile stresses occurring in the material were less than 79.4, 241.3, 8.0 MPa for alumina, PSZ, and titanium oxide, respectively. However titanium oxide could not be used because of the wall thickness that would be needed to accomplish this stress. The life prediction method includes only tht effect of preexisting flaws so the method to estimate the effect of localized corrosion is required for the future examination of the application of ceramic materials.