Ceramic materials and components

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Due to their mechanical, thermal and tribological properties, ceramic materials are superior to metallic materials or polymers in many applications. However, it is necessary to keep the component loads in use within defined limits. That is why load limits are determined for temperatures up to 1600°C or in corrosive media. The experimental results are used in numerical simulations to evaluate stress situations. to optimize component geometry, or to demonstrate reliable functionality.