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The applications of discontinuously reinforced ceramic-matrix composites (CMCs) fall into four major categories, namely, cutting tool inserts; wear-resistant parts; aerospace and military applications; and other industrial applications, including engines and energy-related applications. This article provides examples for these four categories, with emphasis placed on those applications/materials that have achieved commercial viability. The applications for continuous fiber ceramic composites are summarized.

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J.R. Davis, Applications of Ceramic-Matrix Composites, Composites, Vol 21, ASM Handbook, Edited By Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson, ASM International, 2001, p 1101–1109,

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