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High strength ceramic vs metals vs metal fiber composite

  1. Nov 4, 2013 #1
    metals are generally considered more useful for high strength parts because ceramics break when exposed to sudden shock, but what about when a continuous force is applied to a ceramic and a metal of the same dimensions
    by a high strength ceramic i mean a higher hardness than the metal (such as quartz or sapphire)
    would the metal or the ceramic survive higher forces before deforming or breaking
    also are there metal fiber composites that are stronger than high strength ceramics but still flex to avoid damage from shock
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