Since the publication of its Third Edition, there have been many notable advances in ceramic engineering. Modern Ceramic Engineering, Fourth Edition serves as an authoritative text and reference for both professionals and students seeking to understand key concepts of ceramics engineering by introducing the interrelationships among the structure, properties, processing, design concepts, and applications of advanced ceramics. Written in the same clear manner that made the previous editions so accessible, this latest edition has been expanded to include new information in almost every chapter, as well as two new chapters that present a variety of relevant case studies. The new edition now includes updated content on nanotechnology, the use of ceramics in integrated circuits, flash drives, and digital cameras, and the role of miniaturization that has made our modern digital devices possible, as well as information on electrochemical ceramics, updated discussions on LEDs, lasers and optical applications, and the role of ceramics in energy and pollution control technologies. It also highlights the increasing importance of modeling and simulation.

part I|2 pages

Ceramics as Engineering Materials

chapter 1|6 pages

What Is a Ceramic?

chapter 2|16 pages

History of Ceramics

chapter 3|70 pages

Applications: Engineering with Ceramics

part II|2 pages

Structures and Properties

chapter 4|26 pages

Atomic Bonding and Crystal Structure

chapter 7|32 pages

Physical and Thermal Behavior

chapter 8|34 pages

Mechanical Behavior and Measurement

chapter 10|41 pages

Electrical Behavior

chapter 11|47 pages

Dielectric, Magnetic, and Optical Behavior 1

part III|2 pages

Processing of Ceramics

chapter 13|76 pages

Shape-Forming Processes

chapter 14|55 pages


chapter 15|18 pages

Final Machining

chapter 16|26 pages

Quality Assurance

part IV|2 pages

Design with Ceramics

chapter 17|8 pages

Design Considerations

chapter 18|16 pages

Design Approaches

chapter 19|30 pages

Failure Analysis

chapter 20|60 pages

Toughening of Ceramics

part V|2 pages

Applying Ceramics to Real-World Challenges

chapter 21|32 pages

Solving Past Challenges

Case Studies