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Ceramic Laminates

  1. Vincenzo M. Sglavo

Published Online: 20 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118097298.weoc027

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites

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Sglavo, V. M. 2012. Ceramic Laminates. Wiley Encyclopedia of Composites. 1–10.

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  1. University of Trento, Trento, Italy

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 JUL 2012


Ceramic laminates represent a relatively new class of materials developed to overcome the critical aspects associated with the limited mechanical resistance and reliability of monolithic ceramics. The proper design and production of laminated orthotropic structures, where fibers are introduced to act as reinforcement by increasing the adsorbed energy before final failure or compressive stresses, are frozen in specific layers to toughen the entire laminate and allowed to reach significant improvements in terms of mechanical strength and reliability in ceramic components. In the present article, the two cited solutions are analyzed in terms of property tailoring and design features, processing solutions, and applications.


  • laminates;
  • fracture;
  • toughness;
  • reliability;
  • fiber pull-out;
  • debonding;
  • residual stresses;
  • apparent fracture toughness;
  • cosintering