2. Advanced Ceramic Materials

  1. James K. Wessel Editor in chief
  1. David W. Richerson

Published Online: 8 JUN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/0471465186.ch2

Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs

Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs

How to Cite

Richerson, D. W. (2004) Advanced Ceramic Materials, in Handbook of Advanced Materials: Enabling New Designs (ed J. K. Wessel), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471465186.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Wessel & Associates, 127 Westview Lane, Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUN 2004
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471454755

Online ISBN: 9780471465188



  • structural;
  • ceramics;
  • properties;
  • aluminum oxide;
  • silicon nitride;
  • silicon carbide;
  • zirconium oxide;
  • monolithic;
  • ceramic matrix composite;
  • particulates;
  • whiskers;
  • fabrication;
  • Weibull modulus;
  • wear;
  • corrosion;
  • continuous fiber-reinforced ceramic composites;
  • turbine engines;
  • microstructure;
  • directed metal oxidation;
  • powder


Chapter 2 contains properties of various structural ceramics, giving the designer a high temperature composite material option. All advanced structural ceramics including aluminum oxide, silicon carbide, zirconium oxide and others are described along with current applications and novel fabrication techniques. Trends are communicated including new and anticipated advancements in the field.