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Abstract
If you plunge a ceramic or glass object that is sufficiently hot into a bucket of water, the object is likely to shatter. The same fate awaits a window or dome if it is heated too rapidly by a laser or oh the front of a missile. Resistance to failure by thermal shock is a critical requirement for some applications. We begin this chapter by discussing thermal expansion and thermal conductivity and then proceed to consider thermal shock.
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