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An Introduction to Ceramics and Refractories

1st Edition

By A. O. Surendranathan

CRC Press

524 pages

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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

Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

Dr. A. O. Surendranathan is a professor in the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India. His academic qualifications are a BSc, AMIE, ME, and a PhD. He has seven years of research and twenty-nine years of teaching experience. Dr. Surendranathan has presented and published more than 100 papers and has received numerous medals, awards, prizes, and honors. He has chaired technical sessions at conferences and has been a member or office holder in eight professional organizations. Dr. Surendranathan's foreign assignments have included travel to Ethiopia, Australia, and the United States.

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