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1. Sintering: Fundamentals and Practice

  1. Narottam P. Bansal3 and
  2. Aldo R. Boccaccini4
  1. Rajendra K. Bordia1 and
  2. Héctor Camacho-Montes2

Published Online: 6 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118176665.ch1

Ceramics and Composites Processing Methods

Ceramics and Composites Processing Methods

How to Cite

Bordia, R. K. and Camacho-Montes, H. (2012) Sintering: Fundamentals and Practice, in Ceramics and Composites Processing Methods (eds N. P. Bansal and A. R. Boccaccini), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118176665.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 3

    NASA Glenn Research Center, Structures and Materials Division, Cleveland, OH, USA

  2. 4

    Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen - Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA

  2. 2

    Basic Science Department, Institute for Engineering and Technology (UACJ), Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mexico

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470553442

Online ISBN: 9781118176665



  • sintering, fundamentals and practice, and solid-state sintering;
  • LPS and densification enhancement, in sintering materials;
  • densification, deformation in constrained sintering, viscoelastic analogy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introductory Overview

  • Physical Description

  • Viscous Sintering

  • Solid-State Sintering

  • LPS

  • Densification and Deformation in Constrained Sintering

  • Microstructure-Based Models

  • Stress-Assisted Sintering

  • Field-Assisted Sintering (FAST)

  • Sintering Practice

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgment

  • References