Handbook of Ceramic Composites

  • Narottam P. Bansal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Ceramic Fibers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Anthony R. Bunsell
      Pages 3-31
    3. James A. DiCarlo, Hee-Mann Yun
      Pages 33-52
  3. Non-oxide/Non-oxide Composites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-53
    2. J. A. DiCarlo, H -M. Yun, G. N. Morscher, R. T. Bhatt
      Pages 77-98
    3. G. S. Corman, K. L. Luthra
      Pages 99-115
    4. Mohan G. Hebsur
      Pages 173-196
    5. Matthew J. Gasch, Donald T. Ellerby, Sylvia M. Johnson
      Pages 197-224
  4. Non-oxide/Oxide Composites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Narottam P. Bansal
      Pages 227-249
    3. Kenneth W. White, Feng Yu, Yi Fang
      Pages 251-275
    4. Terry Tiegs
      Pages 307-323
    5. Stephen T. Gonczy, John G. Sikonia
      Pages 347-373
  5. Oxide/Oxide Composites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 375-375
    2. Kristin A. Keller, George Jefferson, Ronald J. Kerans
      Pages 377-421
    3. Martin Schmücker, Hartmut Schneider
      Pages 423-435
    4. Sung R. Choi, Narottam P. Bansal
      Pages 437-457
  6. Glass and Glass-Ceramic Composites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 459-459
    2. Judith A. Roether, Aldo R. Boccaccini
      Pages 485-509
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 533-554

About this book


Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are at the forefront of advanced materials technology because of their light weight, high strength and toughness, high temperature capabilities, and graceful failure under loading. During the last 25 years, tremendous progress has been made in the development and advancement of CMCs under various research programs funded by the U.S. Government agencies: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Department of Defense (DoD), and Department of Energy (DOE).

Ceramic composites are considered as enabling technology for advanced aeropropulsion, space propulsion, space power, aerospace vehicles, and space structures. CMCs would also find applications in advanced aerojet engines, stationary gas turbines for electrical power generation, heat exchangers, hot gas filters, radiant burners, heat treatment and materials growth furnaces, nuclear fusion reactors, automobiles, biological implants, etc. Other applications of CMCs are as machinery wear parts, cutting and forming tools, valve seals, high precision ball bearings for corrosive environments, and plungers for chemical pumps. Potential applications of various ceramic composites are described in individual chapters of the present handbook.

HANDBOOK OF CERAMIC COMPOSITES is different from the other books available on this topic. Here, a ceramic composite system or a class of composites has been covered in a separate chapter, presenting a detailed description of processing, properties, and applications. Each chapter is written by internationally renowned researchers in the field. The handbook is organized into five sections: Ceramic Fibers, Non-oxide/Non-oxide Composites, Non-oxide/Oxide Composites, Oxide/Oxide Composites, and Glass and Glass-Ceramic Composites.

This Handbook should be a valuable source of information for scientists, engineers, and technicians working in the field of CMCs and also for designers to design parts and components for advanced engines and various other industrial applications.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Narottam P. Bansal
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA Glenn Research CenterUSA

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