MAT_SCI 340: Ceramic Processing

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The steps in production of fired ceramic articles, including powder preparation, compaction and forming, and firing, will be studied. The following list of topics will be covered:

  • powder synthesis and characterization
  • compact formation by pressing, colloidal processing, and extrusion
  • firing, including chemical and physical changes during liquid and solid state sintering

Non-powder routes also will be discussed. The interrelationships between processing as it controls the final microstructure and subsequent properties of ceramic materials will be explored. The laboratory includes statistical design of experiment techniques.

Textbook: James S. Reed, "Principles of Ceramic Processing", 2nd Edition (1995) ISBN: 978-0471597216