All Refractories Are Ceramics but Not All Ceramics Are RefractoriesCeramics and refractories cover a wide range of fields and applications, and their relevance can be traced as far back as 24,000 BC to the first man-made piece of earthenware, and as recently as the late 1900s when ceramics and ceramic matrix composites were developed to withstand u
Section I Ceramics and Refractories. General Aspects. Selection of Materials. New Developments in Ceramic and Refractory Fields. Phase Equilibria in Ceramic and Refractory Systems. Corrosion of Ceramics and Refractories. Failure in Ceramics and Refractories. Design Aspects. Section II Ceramics. Bonding in Ceramics. Structures of Ceramics. Defects in Ceramics. Ceramic Microstructures. Production of Ceramic Powders. Forming Processes. Thermal Treatment. Mechanical Properties. Thermal and Thermo-Mechanical Properties. Section III Refractories. Classification. Refractory Thermodynamic Principles. Properties and Testing. Production. Silica. Alumina. Alumino-Silicate. Chrome-Magnesite. Carbon. Insulating Refractories. Appendices. Index.