Structural Ceramics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123418296, 9780323152204

Structural Ceramics

1st Edition

Editors: John Jr. Wachtman
eBook ISBN: 9780323152204
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th February 1989
Page Count: 400
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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



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



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