3. Mechanical behavior of Ceramics

  1. Bikramjit Basu1,2 and
  2. Kantesh Balani1

Published Online: 7 OCT 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118037300.ch3

Advanced Structural Ceramics

Advanced Structural Ceramics

How to Cite

Basu, B. and Balani, K. (2011) Mechanical behavior of Ceramics, in Advanced Structural Ceramics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118037300.ch3

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



  • ceramics, mechanical behavior;
  • strength reliability;
  • toughening mechanisms


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Theory of Brittle Fracture

  • Cracking in Brittle Materials

  • Strength Variability of Ceramics

  • Physics of the Fracture of Brittle Solids

  • Basic Mechanical Properties

  • Toughening Mechanisms

  • References