Engineered Materials Handbook Vol. 4: Ceramics and Glasses
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Volume 4 Ceramics and Glasses provides exhaustive, yet practical information on processing, properties, testing and characterization, design, and applications of various types of ceramics and glasses. The coverage ranges from bricks to superconductors, windows to data transmission lines.
Ceramics and Glasses consists of 170 articles divided into 15 major sections that define and classify ceramic materials and provide introductory information on each class. Processing of ceramic materials, powder processing, forming methods, sintering, and final shaping (machining) are described.
Reliable methods of joining ceramics are also examined. Two sections that follow are devoted to the characterization tools available for studying ceramics and glasses. Processing-structure-property relationships are introduced.
The knowledge required to design structural elements and concepts of design methodology are addressed. Applications include: gas turbine engines, gasoline engines, and whisker-toughened ceramic components.
An extensive review of property data is contained. The articles in this section bring the users of property information up-to-date and direct them to sources of the most useful property data. The broad range of applications for ceramics and glasses are outlined in the volume's final four sections. Emphasis has been placed on the use of advanced materials for structural and electrical/electronic applications.