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Metal-Reinforced Ceramics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081028698

Metal-Reinforced Ceramics

1st Edition

Author: Andrew Ruys
Paperback ISBN: 9780081028698
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 13th November 2020
Page Count: 424
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Metal-Reinforced Ceramics
2. Siliconised Silicon Carbide
3. Steel-Mesh-Reinforced Silicon Carbide
4. Metal Microfibre-Reinforced Hydroxyapatite
5. Metal Microfibre-Reinforced Alumina
6. Ceramic-Metal Functionally Graded Materials
7. Cemented Carbides


Metal-Reinforced Ceramics covers the principle of metal-fiber-reinforced ceramics, a well-known topic in the field of reinforced concrete. Much of the work that has been done has remained unpublished, hidden in industrial company archives due to the commercial sensitivity associated with the respective technologies that prevailed at the time, which no longer applies today. This book will discuss advanced technologies that have largely been undocumented before in a broad range of industrial application areas, with updates on alumina, silicon carbide, boron carbide, tungsten carbide, fused silica, and carbon-based ceramics which are hard, heat resistant, wear resistant, and chemically durable.

Key Features

  • Provides detailed information on fundamental principles, advanced processing technologies and industrial applications
  • Features comprehensive industrial knowledge not usually in the public domain from the author’s experience spanning more than three decades
  • Features armor ceramics, bioceramics, aerospace, mining and architectural ceramic applications


Academic and industrial researchers, materials scientists and engineers working in ceramic materials for the defence, aerospace, built environment and medical fields


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About the Author

Andrew Ruys

Professor Ruys was a founding Director of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia, between 2003 and 2018. He graduated with a BE in Ceramic Engineering in 1987 and a PhD in Ceramic Engineering in 1992 from the University of NSW, Australia. He has worked in bioceramics and advanced ceramics research for over 30 years, and has been an active participant as researcher, educator and industrial consultant for this entire time. He is not only an experienced researcher in bioceramics (ceramics for biomedical applications) but has also been an industrial consultant in the world-changing applications of armor ceramics, advanced ceramics in wear-resistance linings in mineral processing, and numerous other important industrial applications of ceramics. He has published more than 100 journal articles, over 70 conference papers, seven books and has listed 5 patents. He serves on three editorial boards and is a reviewer for 24 scientific journals. He has been teaching bioceramics, biomaterials, and medical device technology for three decades, and has also taught on dental materials, industrial ceramics, chemistry, physics, and general engineering.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Sydney, Australia