Advances in Ceramic Matrix Composites, Second Edition, delivers an innovative approach to ceramic matrix composites, focusing on the latest advances and materials developments. As advanced ceramics and composite materials are increasingly utilized as components in batteries, fuel cells, sensors, high-temperature electronics, membranes and high-end biomedical devices, and in seals, valves, implants, and high-temperature and wear components, this book explores the substantial progress in new applications. Users will gain knowledge of the latest advances in CMCs, with an update on the role of ceramics in the fabrication of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for energy generation, and on natural fiber-reinforced eco-friendly geopolymer and cement composites.
The specialized information contained in this book will be highly valuable to researchers and graduate students in ceramic science, engineering and ceramic composites technology, and engineers and scientists in the aerospace, energy, building and construction, biomedical and automotive industries.
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1. Advances in ceramic matrix composites: an introduction
Part I: Parts and Processing 2. Processing, properties and applications of ceramic matrix composites, SiCf/SiC: an overview 3. Nanoceramic matrix composites: types, processing and applications 4. Silicon carbide-containing alumina nanocomposites: processing and properties 5. Advances in the manufacture of ceramic matrix composites using infiltration techniques 6. Manufacture of graded ceramic matrix composites using infiltration techniques 7. Heat treatment for strengthening silicon carbide ceramic matrix composites 8. Developments in hot pressing (HP) and hot isostatic pressing (HIP) of ceramic matrix composites 9. Hot pressing of tungsten carbide ceramic matrix composites 10. Strengthening alumina ceramic matrix nanocomposites using spark plasma sintering 11. Cold ceramics: low-temperature processing of ceramics for applications in composites 12. High performance natural fiber-reinforced cement composites
Part II: Properties 13. Understanding interfaces and mechanical properties of ceramic matrix composites 14. Using finite element analysis (FEA) to understand the mechanical properties of ceramic matrix composites 15. Understanding the wear and tribological properties of ceramic matrix composites 16. Understanding and improving the thermal stability of layered ternary carbides in ceramic matrix composites 17. Advances in geopolymer composites with natural reinforcement 18. Advances in self-healing ceramic matrix composites 19. Self-crack-healing behavior in ceramic matrix composites
Part III: Applications 20. Geopolymer (aluminosilicate) composites: synthesis, properties and applications 21. Fibre-reinforced geopolymer composites (FRGCs) for structural applications 22. Ceramic matrix composites in fission and fusion energy applications 23. The use of ceramic matrix composites for metal cutting applications 24. Cubic boron nitride-containing ceramic matrix composites for cutting tools 25. Multilayer glass-ceramic composites for microelectronics: processing and properties 26. Fabricating functionally graded ceramic micro-components using soft lithography 27. Ceramics in restorative dentistry 28. Resin-based ceramic matrix composite materials in dentistry 29. Ceramics in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC) for energy generation
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.