Chapter 9. Processing of Transformation-Toughened Alumina

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Keith Wilfinger and
  2. W. Roger Cannon

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320358.ch9

Proceedings of the 13th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 9/10

Proceedings of the 13th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Wilfinger, K. and Roger Cannon, W. (1986) Processing of Transformation-Toughened Alumina, in Proceedings of the 13th Automotive Materials Conference: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 7, Issue 9/10 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320358.ch9

Author Information

  1. Center for Ceramic Research, Rutgers Univ. Piscataway, NJ 08854

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1986

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374689

Online ISBN: 9780470320358

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Keywords:

  • alumina;
  • slip casting;
  • ceramics;
  • material strengths;
  • colloidal suspension

Summary

Transformation-toughened alumina was fabricated by slip casting and subsequent sintering. Proper controls allowed the fabrication of large pieces which warped little during firing. High strengths were achieved but several parameters could be improved to achieve even higher strengths.