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Crystalline Ceramics:

Category Summary

This type of ceramics is commonly used in building, construction and infrastucture. Examples are brick, floor tiles, roof tiles and ceramic pipes.

Category Details

Features

In general structural ceramics share the following properties:

  • Hard
  • High compressive strength
  • Very good resistance to acidic or caustic environment

But keep the following in mind:

  • Brittle
  • Weak tensional strength
  • Weak flexurial strength
  • Weak resistance against shear stress
  • Limited or no machinabilty
  • No forming capabilities
  • Limited bonding capabilities

Classification

Crystalline ceramics

Refractories

Classification Sources

Idemat 2003

Wikipedia

Health

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Toxicity

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Environment

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