Structural Ceramics

Structural Ceramics

1st Edition - February 28, 1989

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  • Editor: John Jr. Wachtman
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Treatise on Materials Science and Technology, Volume 29: Structural Ceramics presents an overview of structural ceramics. This book begins with a survey of potential uses, designs, and barriers of particular types of structural ceramics. The silicon carbide family, silicon nitride and sialon family, and transformation toughened ceramics are discussed in detail, followed by an analysis of the various processing routes of each family of structural ceramics. This publication concludes with a review of the tribology of structural ceramics, considering many applications for structural ceramics in heat engines and other machinery that involve moving parts which must often resist wear or erosion. This volume is recommended for engineers, scientists, and researchers concerned with structural ceramics.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    1 Opportunities and Prospects for the Application of Structural Ceramics

    I. Introduction

    II. Ceramics in Heat Engines

    III. Bearings

    IV. Ceramics for Metal Shaping

    V. Industrial Wear Parts

    VI. Bioceramics

    VII. Military Ceramics

    VIII. Implications of High-Performance Structural Ceramics


    2 Design with Structural Ceramics

    I. Introduction

    II. Key Structural Ceramic Characteristics

    III. Conceptual Design

    IV. Detailed Design

    V. Today's Design Process

    Appendix. Example Problem (Hartsock 1985)



    3 The Silicon Carbid e Family of Structural Ceramics

    I. Introduction

    II. The Silicon Carbide Family

    III. Processing of Various Forms of Silicon Carbide

    IV. Typical Component-Forming Methods

    V. Microstructural Evolution

    VI. Properties of Silicon Carbides

    VII. Applications Engineering

    VIII. Design an d Reliability Issues

    IX. Directions for Future Research


    4 The Silicon Nitride and Sialon Families of Structural Ceramics

    I. Introduction

    II. Preparation of Silicon Nitrid e Powder

    III. Green Body Formation

    IV. Reaction-Bonded Silicon Nitride

    V. Sialons

    VI. Hot-Pressed Silicon Nitride

    VII. Sintered Silicon Nitride

    VIII. Intermediate-Temperature Accelerated-Oxidation Phenomena

    IX. State of the Art of Mechanical Properties

    X. State of the Art of Component Fabrication and Application


    5 Transformation Toughened Ceramics for Structural Applications

    I. Introduction

    II. Literature Concerning Transformation-Toughened Ceramics

    III. Tetragonal to Monoclinic Phase Transformation

    IV. Mechanisms for Toughening

    V. Partially Stabilized Zirconia

    VI. Zirconia-Toughened Ceramics

    VII. Tetragonal Zirconia Polycrystals

    VIII. High Temperature Strength

    IX. Generalizations


    6 Ceramic Matrix Fiber Composites

    I. Introduction

    II. Mechanism of Fiber Reinforcement

    III. Fibers

    IV. Composite-Forming and -Processing Techniques

    V. Fiber-Matrix Interface and Fiber Coatings

    VI. Properties of Composite Systems


    7 Tribological Properties of Structural Ceramics

    I. Introduction

    II. Tribological Surfaces

    III. Ceramic Contact

    IV. Adhesion and Friction

    V. Anisotropy

    VI. Fracture Behavior in Indentation and Sliding

    VII. Wear

    VIII. Lubrication

    IX. Summary



    Contents of Previous Volumes

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: February 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323152204

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John Jr. Wachtman

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