Modern Ceramic Engineering: Properties, Processing, and Use in Design, Third Edition

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  • Offers new examples, more than 500 illustrations, a handy glossary, and supplementary references or suggested reading
  • Contains a study guide and updated problems at the end of each chapter to help professors and students focus on key points
  • Incorporates many improvements using classroom-tested examples and methods developed in the author's own "Introduction to Ceramics" course at the University of Utah
  • Addresses relationships of ceramic materials and ceramic matrix composites in comparison to metallic and organic materials
  • Discusses physical, thermal, mechanical, time-dependent, electrical, dielectric, magnetic, and optical properties in terms of atomic bonding, crystal structure, crystal chemistry, and phase equilibrium
  • Summary

    Ceramic materials have proven increasingly important in industry and in the fields of electronics, communications, optics, transportation, medicine, energy conversion and pollution control, aerospace, construction, and recreation. Professionals in these fields often require an improved understanding of the specific ceramics materials they are using.

    Modern Ceramic Engineering, Third Edition helps provide this by introducing the interrelationships between the structure, properties, processing, design concepts, and applications of advanced ceramics. This student-friendly textbook effectively links fundamentals and fabrication requirements to a wide range of interesting engineering application examples.

    A follow-up to our best-selling second edition, the new edition now includes the latest and most important technological advances in the field. The author emphasizes how ceramics differ from metals and organics and encourages the application of this knowledge for optimal materials selection and design. New topics discuss the definition of ceramics, the combinations of properties fulfilled by ceramics, the evolution of ceramics applications, and their importance in modern civilization. A new chapter provides a well-illustrated review of the latest applications using ceramics and discusses the design requirements that the ceramics must satisfy for each application. The book also updates its chapter on ceramic matrix composites and adds a new section on statistical process control to the chapter on quality assurance.

    Modern Ceramic Engineering, Third Edition offers a complete and authoritative introduction and reference to the definition, history, structure, processing, and design of ceramics for students and engineers using ceramics in a wide array of industries.

    Table of Contents


    What is a Ceramic?
    History of Ceramics
    Applications: Engineering with Ceramics

    Atomic Bonding and Crystal Structure
    Crystal Chemistry and Specific Crystal Structures
    Phase Equilibria and Phase Equilibrium Diagrams
    Physical and Thermal Behavior
    Mechanical Behavior and Measurement
    Time, Temperature, and Environmental Effects on Properties
    Electrical Behavior
    Dielectric, Magnetic, and Optical Behavior

    Powder Processing
    Shape-forming Processes
    Final Machining
    Quality Assurance

    Design Considerations
    Design Approaches
    Failure Analysis
    Toughening of Ceramics

    Appendix A: Glossary
    Appendix B: Effective Ionic Radii for Cations and Anions
    Appendix C: Periodic Table

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    Resource OS Platform Updated Description Instructions Cross Platform March 20, 2014