10. Toughness Optimization in Zirconia-Based Ceramics

  1. Bikramjit Basu1,2 and
  2. Kantesh Balani1

Published Online: 7 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118037300.ch10

Advanced Structural Ceramics

Advanced Structural Ceramics

How to Cite

Basu, B. and Balani, K. (2011) Toughness Optimization in Zirconia-Based Ceramics, in Advanced Structural Ceramics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118037300.ch10

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

  2. 2

    Materials Research Center, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2011
  2. Published Print: 21 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470497111

Online ISBN: 9781118037300



  • zirconia-based ceramics;
  • toughness optimization;
  • yttria distribution


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Transformation Characteristics of Tetragonal Zirconia

  • Phase Equilibria and Microstructure

  • Transformation Toughening

  • Stabilization of Tetragonal Zirconia

  • Production and Properties of Y-TZP Ceramics

  • Different Factors Influencing Transformation Toughening

  • Additional Toughening Mechanisms

  • Coupled Toughening Response

  • Toughness Optimization in Y-TZP-Based Composites

  • Outlook

  • References