Mechanical Properties

Measurements of the mechanical properties of pure tetragonal and cubic zirconia are exceedingly difficult because of the higher temperatures required for such measure­ments. Hence, only monoclinic zirconia has been thoroughly studied in pure form. The mechanical properties of tetragonal and cubic zirconia have been determined for many stabilized zirconias and, because of the importance of these materials in engineering applications, several reviews have been written [27-29].