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The New Generation of High Toughness Ceramics

  • A. G. Evans
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 21)

Abstract

The toughening of ceramics by incorporating non-linear microstructural elements has become an established science within the last decade, resulting in the creation of a new generation of tough ceramics. A common theme describing these developments is presented and the status of understanding is reviewed for toughening achieved by: transformations, microcracking, fibers, whiskers and ductile particles. The crucial role of interfaces in each of these toughening processes is emphasized. Finally, new prospects based on synergism, as well as further understanding/control of interface debonding, are discussed.

Keywords

Residual Stress Ceramic Matrix Composite Zone Height Transformation Toughening Ductile Particle 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Evans
    • 1
  1. 1.Materials Program, College of EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA

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