5. Amazing Strength

  1. David W. Richerson

Published Online: 24 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118392317.ch5

The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition

The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition

How to Cite

Richerson, D. W. (2012) Amazing Strength, in The Magic of Ceramics, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118392317.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 5 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470638057

Online ISBN: 9781118392317



  • ceramics and amazing strength, stress strength and stability sensitive;
  • compressive stress affecting ceramic, pressing against ceramic defects;
  • silicon nitride and jet engines, new ceramics, silicon bonded to nitrogen;
  • silicon nitride in other applications, replacement for metals/ceramics/polymers;
  • transformation toughening, TTZ stimulated to transform


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Ceramics and Stress

  • Silicon Nitride

  • High-Strength, High-Toughness Zirconium Oxide

  • High-Strength Ceramic Fibers

  • Ceramic Stability

  • Overview: A New Dimension of Strength and Stability