Current Advancements in Ceramic Matrix Composites

Abstract

Ceramic materials have excellent strength and thermal stability. However, the brittleness is a major barrier to these monolithic ceramics. Therefore, various particulates, i.e., whisker, fibers, or fabric materials, with different forms and orientations that are used to enhance the toughness of ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are being used at elevated temperature in several advanced applications. To achieve the desired properties in any target application, selection of fabrication technique, ceramic matrix, and reinforcing agent along with its morphology or orientation are extremely crucial parameters. The trend of advanced CMCs is moving toward the nanocomposites. Since at nanoscale, the high specific surface area of substance can tune different interesting physical, chemical, biological, and optical properties. This chapter focuses on processing, properties, and applications of CMCs.

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Title
Current Advancements in Ceramic Matrix Composites
Book Title
Composite Materials
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-49514-8
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-49514-8_14
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  • Kamal K. Kar Send Email (1)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 1 Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory, Material Science Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
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  • Sumit Pramanik Send Email (2) (3)
  • Ayan Manna (3)
  • Ashis Tripathy (3)
  • Kamal K. Kar (2) (4)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 2 Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory, Materials Science Programme, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, 208016, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • 3 Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, 50603, Malaysia
  • 4 Advanced Nanoengineering Materials Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, 208016, Uttar Pradesh, India
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