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Advances in Ceramic Matrix Composites

  • ID: 3744452
  • Book
  • 736 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) have proven to be useful for a wide range of applications because of properties such as their light weight, toughness and temperature resistance. Advances in ceramic matrix composites summarises key advances and types of processing of CMCs.

After an introductory chapter, the first part of the book reviews types and processing of CMCs, covering processing, properties and applications. Chapters discuss nanoceramic matric composites, silicon carbide-containing alumina nanocomposites and advances in manufacture by various infiltration techniques including heat treatments and spark plasma sintering. The second part of the book is dedicated to understanding the properties of CMCs with chapters on Finite Element Analysis, tribology and wear and self-healing CMCs. The final part of the book examines the applications of CMCs, including those in the structural engineering, nuclear and fusion energy, turbine, metal cutting and microelectronics industries.

Advances in ceramic matrix composites is an essential text for researchers and engineers in the field of CMCs and industries such as aerospace and automotive engineering.

- Reviews types and processing of CMCs, covering processing, properties and applications
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1. Advances in ceramic matrix composites: an introduction
1.1 The importance of ceramic matrix composites
1.2 Novel material systems
1.3 Emerging processing techniques
Part I: Types and processing
2. Processing, properties and applications of ceramic matrix composites, SiCf/SiC: an overview
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Novel interphase materials and new fabrication methods for traditional interphase materials
2.3 Novel matrix manufacturing processes
2.4 Nano-reinforcement
2.5 Dielectric properties and microwave-absorbing applications
2.6 Conclusion and future trends
3. Nanoceramic matrix composites: types, processing and applications
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Nanostructured composite materials
3.3 Bulk ceramic nanocomposites
3.4 Nanoceramic composite coatings
3.5 Conclusion
4. Silicon carbide-containing alumina nanocomposites: processing and properties
4.1 Introduction: current and new manufacturing methods
4.2 Silicon carbide-containing alumina nanocomposites prepared by the hybrid technique
4.3 Optimising process parameters
4.4 Mechanical properties and wear resistance
4.5 Conclusion
4.6 Acknowledgements
5. Advances in the manufacture of ceramic matrix composites using infiltration techniques
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Classification of infiltration techniques
5.3 Reinforcing fibers
5.4 Interphases
5.5 Polymer infiltration and pyrolysis (PIP)
5.6 Chemical vapor infiltration (CVI)
5.7 Reactive melt infiltration (RMI)
5.8 Slurry infiltration
5.9 Sol-gel infiltration
5.10 Combined infiltration methods
5.11 Future trends
6. Manufacture of graded ceramic matrix composites using infiltration techniques
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Processing and characterisation techniques
6.3 Microstructure and physical, thermal and mechanical properties
6.4 Conclusion
6.5 Future trends
6.6 Acknowledgments
7. Heat treatment for strengthening silicon carbide ceramic matrix composites
7.1 Introduction
7.2 SiC/TiB2 particulate composites
7.3 Sintering SiC/TiB2 composites
7.4 Fracture toughness
7.5 Fracture strength
7.6 Conclusion
8. Developments in hot pressing (HP) and hot isostatic pressing (HIP) of ceramic matrix composites
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Direct hot pressing
8.3 Hot isostatic pressing
8.4 Future trends
8.5 Conclusion
8.6 Acknowledgements
9. Hot pressing of tungsten carbide ceramic matrix composites
9.1 Introduction
9.2 Powder characterization
9.3 Thermal analysis and phase transformation during hot pressing of WC/Al2O3 composites
9.4 Effects of Al2O3 content on the microstructure and mechanical properties of WC/Al2O3 composites
9.5 Hot pressing of WC/40 vol% Al2O3 composites
9.6 Future trends
9.7 Conclusion
10. Strengthening alumina ceramic matrix nanocomposites using spark plasma sintering
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Synthesis of Al2O3-Cr2O3/Cr3C2 nanocomposites: chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and spark plasma sintering (SPS)
10.3 Analyzing the mechanical properties of ceramic nanocomposites
10.4 Processing and characterization of Al2O3-Cr2O3/Cr carbide nanocomposites
10.5 Properties of Al2O3-Cr2O3/Cr carbide nanocomposites
10.6 Conclusions
10.7 Acknowledgments
11. Cold ceramics: low-temperature processing of ceramics for applications in composites
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Understanding the heterogeneous structure of ceramic raw materials
11.3 Ceramic products with low energy content: dense aluminous cements
11.4 Ceramic products with low energy content: textured materials
11.5 Ceramic products with low energy content: porous materials
11.6 Ceramic products with low energy content: composite materials
11.7 Conclusion
11.8 Acknowledgments
11.10 Appendix: basic concepts in rheology
Part II: Properties
12. Understanding interfaces and mechanical properties of ceramic matrix composites
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Interfaces in CMCs
12.3 Toughening and strengthening mechanisms in CMCs
12.4 Engineering design of interfaces for high strength and toughness
12.5 Conclusion
12.6 Acknowledgments
13. Using finite element analysis (FEA) to understand the mechanical properties of ceramic matrix composites
13.1 Introduction
13.2 The use of finite element analysis (FEA) to study ceramic matrix composites (CMCs)
13.3 Conclusion
14. Understanding the wear and tribological properties of ceramic matrix composites
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Friction
14.3 Lubrication
14.4 Wear
14.5 Friction and wear of ceramics
14.6 Tribological properties of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs)
14.7 Future trends
15. Understanding and improving the thermal stability of layered ternary carbides in ceramic matrix composites
15.1 Introduction
15.2 High-temperature stability of Ti3SiC2
15.3 High-temperature stability of Ti3AlC2 and Ti2AlC
15.4 Testing the thermal stability of layered ternary carbides
15.5 High-temperature stability of particular layered ternary carbides
15.6 Conclusion
15.7 Future trends
15.8 Acknowledgments
16. Advances in self-healing ceramic matrix composites
16.1 Introduction
16.2 Understanding oxidation behaviour
16.3 Understanding self-healing
16.4 Issues in processing self-healing ceramic matrix composites
16.5 The design of the interphase and matrix architectures
16.6 Assessing the properties of self-healing ceramic matrix composites
16.7 Testing the oxidation of self-healing matrix composites
16.8 Self-healing silicate coatings
16.9 Modelling self-healing
16.10 Applications
16.11 Trends in the development of self-healing composite materials
16.12 Conclusion
17. Self-crack-healing behavior in ceramic matrix composites
17.1 Introduction
17.2 Material design for self-crack-healing
17.3 Influence of oxygen partial pressure on self-crack-healing
17.4 Influence of oxygen partial pressure on self-crack-healing under stress
17.5 Conclusion
Part III: Applications
18. Geopolymer (aluminosilicate) composites: synthesis, properties and applications
18.1 Introduction
18.2 Geopolymer matrix composite materials
18.3 Processing geopolymer composites
18.4 Properties of geopolymers and geopolymer composites
18.5 Applications
18.6 Future trends
19. Fibre-reinforced geopolymer composites (FRGCs) for structural applications
19.1 Introduction
19.2 Source materials used for geopolymers
19.3 Alkaline solutions used for geopolymers
19.4 Manufacturing FRGCs
19.5 Mechanical properties of FRGCs
19.6 Durability of FRGCs
19.7 Future trends
19.8 Conclusion
20. Ceramic matrix composites in fission and fusion energy applications
20.1 Introduction
20.2 Effect of radiation on ceramic matrix composites
20.3 Small specimen test technology and constitutive modelling
20.4 Fusion energy applications
20.5 Fission energy applications
20.6 Conclusion and future trends
20.7 Sources of further information and advice
21. Ceramic matrix composite thermal barrier coatings for turbine parts
21.1 Introduction
21.2 Selecting materials for thermal barrier coatings (TBCs)
21.3 Materials for TBCs
21.4 Conclusion
21.5 Future trends
22. The use of ceramic matrix composites for metal cutting applications
22.1 Introduction
22.2 Classification of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) for metal cutting applications
22.3 Strengthening and toughening of ceramic tool materials
22.4 Design and fabrication of graded ceramic tools
22.5 Application of ceramic inserts in the machining of hard-to-cut materials
22.6 Future trends
22.7 Acknowledgements
23. Cubic boron nitride-containing ceramic matrix composites for cutting tools
23.1 Introduction
23.2 Densification and relative density
23.3 Microstructures
23.4 Mechanical properties
23.5 Phase transformation of cBN to hBN
23.6 Conclusion and future trends
24. Multilayer glass-ceramic composites for microelectronics: processing and properties
24.1 Introduction
24.2 Testing multilayer glass-ceramic composites
24.3 Key challenges in preparing multilayer glass-ceramic composites
24.4 Evaluation of fabricated glass-ceramic substrates
24.5 Conclusion
24.6 Acknowledgments
25. Fabricating functionally graded ceramic micro-components using soft lithography
25.1 Introduction
25.2 Fabricating multi-layered alumina/zirconia FGMs
25.3 Properties of multi-layered alumina/zirconia FGMs
25.4 Conclusion
26. Ceramics in restorative dentistry
26.1 Introduction
26.2 Development of ceramics for restorative dentistry
26.3 Dental bioceramics
26.4 Dental CAD/CAM systems
26.5 Clinical adjustments
26.6 Surface integrity and reliability of ceramic restorations
26.7 Conclusion
26.8 Acknowledgements
27. Resin-based ceramic matrix composite materials in dentistry
7.1 Introduction
28. The use of nano-boron nitride reinforcements in composites for packaging applications
28.1 Introduction
28.2 Preparation and characterization of chitosan/boron nitride (BN) nano-biocomposites
28.3 Properties of chitosan/BN nano-biocomposites
28.4 Conclusion
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Low, I M
Professor I. M. Low is the current WA Branch President and Federal Secretary of the Australian Ceramic Society. Since 2008, he has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Australian Society. He is the recipient of the prestigious 1996 Joint Australasian Ceramic Society/Ceramic Society of Japan Ceramic Award for ceramics research and edited five books, along with authoring over 200 archival research papers. He also currently serves as an OzReader for the Australian Research Council to assess Laureate Fellowships and Discovery Projects proposals.
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