By A. O. Surendranathan

ISBN-10: 148222044X

ISBN-13: 9781482220445

All Refractories Are Ceramics yet now not All Ceramics Are Refractories

Ceramics and refractories conceal quite a lot of fields and functions, and their relevance may be traced way back to 24,000 BC to the 1st man-made piece of earthenware, and as lately because the past due 1900s while ceramics and ceramic matrix composites have been built to resist ultra-high temperatures. starting with an in depth heritage of ceramics, An creation to Ceramics and Refractories examines each point of ceramics and refractories, and explores the relationship among them. The publication establishes refractories as a category of ceramics with excessive fusion issues, introduces the basics of refractories and ceramics, and in addition addresses numerous purposes for each.

Understand Ceramic homes and Refractory Behavior

The e-book information functions for traditional and artificial ceramics, in addition to conventional and engineering purposes. It makes a speciality of some of the thermal and thermo-mechanical houses of ceramics, classifies refractories, describes the foundations of thermodynamics as utilized to refractories, and highlights new advancements and purposes within the ceramic and refractory fields. It additionally provides end-of-chapter difficulties and a suitable case study.

Divided into 3 sections, this article:

  • Introduces and information the purposes of ceramics and refractories
  • Discusses the choice of fabrics and the 2 phases in selection
  • Describes the part equilibriums in ceramic and refractory systems
  • Outlines the 3 very important structures: unary, binary, and ternary
  • Considers corrosion of ceramics and refractories, mess ups in ceramics and refractories, and the layout aspects
  • Addresses bonding, buildings of ceramics, defects in ceramics, and ceramics’ microstructures
  • Covers the construction of ceramic powders ranging from the uncooked materials
  • Explains 4 forming methods
  • Highlights 3 different types of thermal treatments
  • Defines mechanical homes, and thermal and thermo-mechanical properties
  • Classifies fabrics and designates classes

Addressing themes that come with corrosion, purposes, thermal houses, and kinds of refractories, An advent to Ceramics and Refractories offers you a easy wisdom of the basics of refractories and ceramics, and offers a transparent connection among refractory habit and ceramic homes to the working towards engineer.

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The material is supposed to possess at least this much strength, though the actual strength requirement is higher after incorporating the ­factor of safety. Let us say that the length of the part is L. Now, the cost of the ­material, let us say, is C per unit mass. 2) Here, L is the length of the part and ρ is the density of the material. 3) 30 An Introduction to Ceramics and Refractories For a given application, both F and L are fixed. Hence, the different materials can be compared with respect to their ρC/S values.

9 shows some configurations of fluorescent lights. 7 Composites Fiberglass is a composite in which glass fibers are used for reinforcement. Other ceramic fibers that are used as reinforcements are of carbon, silicon carbide, alumina, and aluminosilicate. Lightweight structures for aircraft and stiff and light sporting equipment use carbon fibers. 9 Some configurations of fluorescent lights. General Aspects 15 In ceramic–ceramic composites, both the reinforcement and the matrix are ceramic materials.

10). 10 Hip replacement consisting of a ceramic ball on a metal stem. 16 An Introduction to Ceramics and Refractories Ceramic bioglass implants could solve the hearing problems associated with damaged ossicles. Transparent ceramic lenses can replace damaged eye lenses. Orbital implants are artificial eyes. Pyrolytic carbon is the material used to make mechanical heart valve. Bone replacement has also been done with the same carbon material. • Medical Diagnoses: Many ceramic items are used for medical diagnoses.

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