Chapter 12. Toughening Mechanisms for Ceramics in Automotive Applications

  1. William Smothers
  1. K. T. Faber

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320211.ch12

Proceedings of the 12th Automative Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 5/6

Proceedings of the 12th Automative Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 5/6

How to Cite

Faber, K. T. (1984) Toughening Mechanisms for Ceramics in Automotive Applications, in Proceedings of the 12th Automative Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 5, Issue 5/6 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320211.ch12

Author Information

  1. Dept. of Ceramic Engineering Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374108

Online ISBN: 9780470320211

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Keywords:

  • mechanisms;
  • methodology;
  • phenomenon;
  • microstructural;
  • monoclinic

Summary

Insuring the strength of ceramic materials in automotive applications requires the understanding of the operative strength-determining parameters, one of which is the fracture toughness. Toughening mechanisms in ceramics will be reviewed here, including crack shielding and crack interaction mechanisms. Also covered in this review will be a discussion of surface strengthening effects, as well as recent developments in ceramic matrix fiber composites; Experimental examples of each of the toughening mechanisms will be presented.