Structural Ceramics: Fundamentals and Case Studies

Structural Ceramics: Fundamentals and Case Studies

by Frank Riley, F. L. Riley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521845866

ISBN-13: 9780521845861

Pub. Date: 05/25/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides an introduction to the structural ceramics, their processing and properties. Five important groups of materials, porcelain, alumina, silicon carbide, silicon nitride and zirconia, are presented as case studies. Historical developments, the properties of constituent components, and relationships between production methods, resulting microstructures,…  See more details below

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This book provides an introduction to the structural ceramics, their processing and properties. Five important groups of materials, porcelain, alumina, silicon carbide, silicon nitride and zirconia, are presented as case studies. Historical developments, the properties of constituent components, and relationships between production methods, resulting microstructures, and materials properties, are explained. The structural ceramics have many commercial applications, ranging from high voltage insulation and hot-gas filtration, to metal machining tools and surgical implants. These applications depend on combinations of chemical, physical and mechanical properties, which include structural stability over wide temperature ranges, strength, hardness, and resistance to wear. Over 200 diagrams and photographs provide visual aids to learning, and end of chapter summaries pull together key points. With numerous review questions to test understanding of the topics covered, and extensive referencing, this book is ideal for those studying materials science and engineering, or starting research in the structural ceramics area.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521845861
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/25/2009
Pages:
418
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Preface, 1. Fundamentals; 2. Porcelain; 3. Alumina; 4. Silicon carbide; 5. Silicon nitride. 6. Zirconia; 7. Conclusions; Index.

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